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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"


U.S. government sues estate and donees of J. Howard Marshall II for unpaid gift taxes
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • November 5 2010

The U.S. government is suing the estate and donees of J. Howard Marshall for a combined $85 million of unpaid gift and GST taxes


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 that life insurance proceeds were estate tax includible on account of decedent’s retained incidents of ownership, that annuities were estate tax includible, and that estate was liable for failure to file timely penalty Estate of Coaxum v
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • August 5 2011

In Coaxum v. Commissioner, the Tax Court found that the decedent retained incidents of ownership in six life insurance policies, rendering their values includible in the gross estate, that the value of the annuities owned by the decedent was includible in the gross estate, and that the estate was liable for a failure to file timely penalty


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


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


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