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Crummey withdrawal notices recommended practices
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • September 10 2012

Under current tax law, an individual is entitled to make gifts of up to $13,000 per donee per year without being subject to gift tax


Tax Court holds that trusteebeneficiary's power to invade trust principal for her "welfare" is limited by an ascertainable standard and trust principal not includible in her estate under IRC 2041(b)(1)(a) estate of Ann R. Chancellor, et al. v. Commiss
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • September 14 2011

Frequently, trust agreements ensure that the principal invasion power held by a trustee who is also a beneficiary is limited to distributions for the beneficiary's "health, education, maintenance and support"


Estate of Turner v. Comm’r, T.C. Memo 2011-209 (Aug. 30, 2011)
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • November 15 2011

The Tax Court has held that (a) assets contributed to a family limited partnership (“FLP”) were includable in a decedent’s gross estate under section 2036(a) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended (“I.R.C.”), and (b) premiums paid directly to a carrier on behalf of an insurance trust qualified for the annual gift tax exclusion as present interest gifts


Step transaction doctrine applies to aggregate gifts and sales to trusts
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • July 1 2010

In Pierre v. Commissioner, T.C. Memo 2010-106 (May 13, 2010), the Tax Court held that the step transaction doctrine applied to collapse the taxpayer's gifts and sales of LLC membership interests to trusts


Decedent had no ownership interest in companies despite his involvement in the business
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • July 1 2010

In Estate of Fortunato v. Commissioner, T.C. Memo 2010-105 (May 12, 2010), the Tax Court ruled that the decedent had no ownership interest in various companies despite his involvement in the operation of the companies


Tax court finds transfer of an interest in a limited partnership and timberland to an FLP was not includible in the decedent’s gross estate under Section 2036(a) because the transfer was a bona fide sale for adequate and full consideration
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • March 10 2010

This Tax Court decision provides another Section 2036 victory for the taxpayer by holding that assets transferred to an FLP were not includible in the decedent's gross estate under Section 2036(a) because the transfer was a bona fide sale for adequate and full consideration


Federal Court of Claims holds that primary executor of estate was not entitled to reissuance of $10 million refund when check was previously issued to and negotiated by an ancillary executor
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • April 16 2010

The Federal Court of Claims recently denied a U.S. executor’s claim for a federal tax refund when the IRS had previously issued a refund check to a non-U.S. ancillary executor


Federal district court finds promoter of “Aegis” system of “trusts” guilty of conspiracy to defraud and aiding the filing of a false tax return
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • April 16 2010

The defendant in Wasson was found guilty of conspiracy to defraud and of aiding in the filing of a false tax return


Federal district court finds transfer of interests in LLC to children does not qualify for the annual gift tax exclusion Fisher v. Commissioner, No. 1:08-CV-00908 (March 11, 2010)
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • May 7 2010

A U.S. District Court in Indiana found the transfer of interests in a LLC to children did not qualify for the annual gift tax exclusion because the interests were considered “future” rather than “present” interests in property due to operating agreement restrictions on the children’s rights relating to the property


8th Circuit finds limited partnership’s transfer restrictions disregarded when valuing stock for gift tax purposes - Holman v. Commissioner, 2010 WL 1331270 (April 7, 2010)
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • May 7 2010

The 8th Circuit, in affirming the Tax Court, found that a limited partnership created by a couple to hold Dell stock in trust for their children could not claim that the partnership's transfer restrictions constituted a bona fide business arrangement