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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


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received announcements from one or more of your financial advisors informing you that the federal estate tax has been repealed effective January 1, 2010, and explaining the technical details of this development


Non-tax reasons for your well-tailored estate plan
  • Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz PC
  • USA
  • October 31 2012

When was the last time you took a good hard look at your estate plan?


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


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


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


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


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


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


Taxpayers given another chance to tell IRS about unreported foreign accounts and assets
  • Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz PC
  • USA
  • February 11 2011

U.S. citizens and resident aliens have another opportunity to disclose foreign holdings with less than normal penalties before August 31, 2011