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IRS issues proposed and temporary regulations on portability
  • Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz PC
  • USA
  • August 22 2012

Portability was introduced into the estate planning wheelhouse by the Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization and Job Creation Act of 2010


High income taxpayers to pay additional 3.8 percent Medicare tax on investment income
  • Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz PC
  • USA
  • November 6 2012

Section 1411 of the Internal Revenue Code (Code) was created pursuant to the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010 and is effective as of January 1, 2013


New tax provisions make expatriation more costly
  • Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz PC
  • USA
  • August 25 2008

On June 17, 2008, President Bush signed into law the Heroes Earnings Assistance and Tax Relief Act of 2008 (the HEART Act


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


IRS gives taxpayers third chance to report unreported foreign accounts and assets
  • Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz PC
  • USA
  • January 10 2012

On January 9, 2012, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced that it has reopened the offshore voluntary disclosure program (2012 OVDP), giving U.S. citizens and resident aliens one more opportunity to disclose foreign financial accounts and assets with reduced penalties


Unprecedented transfer tax planning opportunity
  • Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz PC
  • USA
  • March 19 2012

The current gift tax law, coupled with historically low interest rates, creates a unique opportunity to shift substantial wealth to younger generations


Navigating the uncharted waters of estate tax repeal
  • Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz PC
  • USA
  • January 5 2010

Congress adjourned for 2009 without addressing the repeal of both the federal estate tax and generation-skipping transfer (GST) tax effective January 1, 2010, unleashing a storm of uncertainty that engulfs both existing estate plans and future estate planning


Family entities continue as viable planning tool
  • Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz PC
  • USA
  • October 7 2009

Two recently-litigated taxpayer victories underscore the continuing viability of family entities (family limited partnerships or LLCs, or FLPs) as an estate planning tool


Estate planning: more important than ever
  • Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz PC
  • USA
  • November 3 2008

As we approach the holiday season, our focus naturally turns to loved ones


Estate planning under a new law
  • Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz PC
  • USA
  • December 29 2010

Estate planning has been altered significantly by the Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010 (Act), signed on December 17, 2010