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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


Surviving spouse is not treated as the payee of the decedent’s IRA and therefore could not take the IRA and roll it over into an IRA in her own name
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • March 10 2010

In this PLR, the IRS found that the decedent's surviving spouse was not treated as the payee of the decedent's IRA, and therefore she could not take the IRA and roll it over into an IRA in her own name


2016 Estate, Gift and GST Tax Update: What This Means for Your Current Will, Revocable Trust and Estate Plan
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • December 14 2015

As we previously reported, the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 (the "Act") made the following permanent: (1) the reunification of the estate and


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"


IRS issues an inconsistent ruling on whether a grantor trust can hold an IRA - Priv. Ltr. Rul. 201117042 (April 29, 2011)
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • July 5 2011

In 2006, the IRS issued Private Letter Ruling 200620025 in which the IRS approved of the transfer of an Inherited IRA to a special needs trust (“SNT”) that was a grantor trust for income tax purposes


Chief Counsel Advice Memorandum 201208026 (9282011)
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • April 2 2012

In a recently released Memorandum, the IRS Office of Chief Counsel concludes that contributions made by Settlors to a discretionary trust for their descendants were taxable gifts, since (1) the Settlors had not retained any rights that would make the gifts incomplete and (2) the withdrawal powers granted to the beneficiaries were unenforceable in state court and thus illusory


Sale of assets for fair market value between a marital trust and a nonmarital trust to settle a dispute between beneficiaries and trustees of the trusts was neither a taxable gift nor a transfer of an income interest in a QTIP Priv. Ltr. Rul. 201119003
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • July 5 2011

In this private letter ruling, the issue was whether the transfer of assets for fair market value between a marital trust and a nonmarital trust resulted in a taxable gift or a disposition of an income interest in qualified terminable interest property (“QTIP”


Personal planning strategies: July 2015
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • July 21 2015

Gifting assets during life will reduce the size of your taxable estate at death and, correspondingly, reduce your estate tax liability. But with each


Personal planning strategies
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • March 7 2014

Under Proposed changes to New York's Estate, Gift and Generation-Skipping Transfer Tax Rules, There Are Advantages to Making Gifts Before April 1


Wealth management update
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • July 23 2014

The August 7520 rate for use with estate planning techniques such as CRTs, CLTs, QPRTs and GRATs is 2.2, the same as the 7520 rate for July. The