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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


Gifting: a temporary window of opportunity
  • Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz PC
  • USA
  • April 14 2011

The Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010 (Act), provides a short-term fix and relief for estate, gift and generation-skipping transfer (GST) taxes


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


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


Year-end tax planning: potential benefits of land contributions for recreation or education
  • Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz PC
  • USA
  • December 6 2011

Charitable conservation contributions can be an excellent means of not only making meaningful donations for the public good, but also establishing the basis for potential tax benefits to the donor


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


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


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


A letter to our estate planning clients
  • Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz PC
  • USA
  • January 15 2010

You may have received announcements from one or more of your financial advisors informing you that the federal estate tax has been repealed effective January 1, 2010, and explaining the technical details of this development


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