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Estate planning -- an update
  • Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz PC
  • USA
  • November 30 2011

After three months of deliberations, the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction (the Super Committee) charged with finding ways to cut the nation's deficit, has failed to produce any proposals to reduce the debt


Estate planning after the Tax Act of 2010
  • Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz PC
  • USA
  • July 27 2011

President Obama signed into law the Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010 on December 17, 2010 (the Act


Out of sight isn’t out of (the IRS’s) mind: the expanding universe of foreign disclosure requirements
  • Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz PC
  • USA
  • July 27 2011

Taxpayers who fail to comply with U.S. income tax and foreign asset reporting requirements face draconian civil and criminal penalties, and enforcement of these requirements remains a priority for the IRS


Consider gifting appreciated property
  • Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz PC
  • USA
  • February 22 2013

Because of the increase in the higher tax rates, as well as the additional tax on net investment income applied to the taxable income of many


Obama’s revenue proposals have far reaching estate planning consequences
  • Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz PC
  • USA
  • February 22 2012

The Obama Administration's recently released Fiscal Year 2013 Revenue Proposals, if enacted, will have a drastic effect on estate planning


Charitable contributions of appreciated property
  • Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz PC
  • USA
  • December 14 2011

The holiday season is a particularly good time for many individuals to consider donations to their favorite charities, whether the contribution is in cash or by the transfer of property


Spotlight on Tennessee: legislation reduces wealth transfer costs for residents
  • Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz PC
  • USA
  • May 4 2012

Legislation passed by the Tennessee General Assembly within the past week has greatly changed the landscape of estate planning for state residents


Spotlight on Alabama: program for unreported offshore accounts
  • Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz PC
  • USA
  • April 28 2010

On April 1, 2010, the Alabama Department of Revenue (Department) issued a News Release offering "a time-limited opportunity for anyone trying to avoid Alabama taxes by using hidden, offshore bank accounts to come forward without penalty."


Recent decision further clouds the muddy waters of annual exclusion giving
  • Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz PC
  • USA
  • May 27 2010

Present law allows a donor who desires to make a gift the ability to transfer up to $13,000 per donee, per calendar year, free of the gift tax and without the requirement of filing a gift tax return


Trust and estate investment advice fees held subject to 2 floor
  • Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz PC
  • USA
  • January 28 2008

The United States Supreme Court has unanimously decided a question which, in its own words, determines the treatment of "deductions...that total in the billions of dollars annually."