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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


Tax Court finds taxpayers who employed Roth IRA conversion tax shelter were liable for excise tax and penalties Paschall v. Commissioner, 137 T.C. No. 2 (July 5, 2011); Swanson v. Commissioner, T.C. Memo 2011-156 (July 5, 2011)
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • August 5 2011

In the companion cases of Paschall v. Commissioner and Swanson v. Commissioner, the Tax Court found that taxpayers who employed a Roth IRA conversion tax shelter were liable for excise taxes on account of excess contributions to the Roth IRAs and were also liable for failure to file penalties


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"


Income tax deductions for charitable donations may be denied without a qualified appraisal Mohamed v. Commissioner, T.C. Memo 2012-152
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • September 10 2012

Obtaining a qualified appraisal is an essential requirement for claiming an income tax deduction for charitable donations of property worth more than $5,000


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


Estate not entitled to discount the value of three marital trusts for claims by ESOP members against the marital trusts’ assets Estate of Foster v. Comm’r, T.C. Memo 2011-95 (4282011)
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • July 5 2011

In Foster, the Tax Court considered the following: (1) whether an estate was entitled to discount the value of assets in three marital trusts due to the potential for litigation; and (2) whether assets in the marital trusts could be discounted for lack of control over and lack of marketability of the marital trusts’ assets


Malpractice claim against an estate was too uncertain to be deductible as of date of death and thus, the deduction would be based only on the amount actually paid by the estate Estate of Gertrude H. Saunders, et al. v. Comm’r, 136 T.C. No. 18 (4282011
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • July 5 2011

In Saunders, a malpractice claim for $90,000,000 was filed against the decedent’s predeceased husband’s estate, alleging a breach of fiduciary duty by the decedent’s husband