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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


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


Estate of Liftin (November 8, 2011)
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • January 9 2012

The US Court of Federal Claims held that an estate adequately alleged facts that its failure to timely file a federal estate tax return was due to reasonable cause and not willful neglect, where the estate relied in good faith on expert advice of an estate planning attorney


Estate of Stone v. Comm'r, T.C. Memo 2012-48 (2222012)
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • April 2 2012

In Stone, a recent Tax Court case, the Court determined that the transfer of undeveloped woodlands to a family limited partnership (an "FLP") was a bona fide sale, since the record established that the FLP was created for legitimate non-tax reasons


Freeman v. U.S. (E. D. Pennsylvania, January 30, 2012)
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • March 6 2012

A U.S. District Court in Pennsylvania held that an estate was liable for penalties and interest for the late filing of an estate tax return because the executor did not have reasonable cause for filing after the deadline


Estate of Fujishima (Tax Court memorandum, January 9, 2012)
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • March 6 2012

The Tax Court held that a decedent, not his mother, was the owner of two life insurance policies on his life


Gaughen v. U.S. (M. D. Pennsylvania, January 31, 2012)
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • March 6 2012

In a tax refund action, a U.S. District Court in Pennsylvania denied a taxpayer's motion for summary judgment


Estate loan interest held deductible
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • December 5 2011

In Estate of Vincent J. Duncan Sr. v. Commissioner, T.C. Memo 2011-255, No. 7549-10 (October 31, 2011), the Tax Court upheld a Section 2053 deduction for interest on a loan taken to pay estate tax


Decedent's partnership interest in a partnership holding New York real property is not subject to New York estate tax
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • December 5 2011

On October 12, 2011, the New York Department of Taxation and Finance issued an Advisory Opinion building upon its previous April 8, 2010 Advisory Opinion (TSB-A-11(1)M and TSB-A-10(1), respectively) regarding the conversion of real property interests into intangibles for New York estate tax purposes, in both cases ruling that a Florida decedent holding an interest in New York real property via an interest in a partnership (or an LLC) held by her revocable trust did not own an interest in the underlying real property for New York estate tax purposes


Discount for family limited partnership fails
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • December 5 2011

In Estate of Paul H. Liljestrand v. Commissioner, T.C. Memo 2011-259, No. 29397-08 (November 2, 2011), the Tax Court held that discounts for a Hawaiian family limited partnership failed and the total value of the partnership assets were included in the decedent's estate for estate tax purposes