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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


Using charitable giving techniques to offset income tax from Roth IRA conversions
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • October 15 2010

In our June 2009 issue of Personal Planning Strategies, we explained that, beginning in 2010, all taxpayers, regardless of their income levels, will be eligible to take advantage of the opportunity to convert some or all of their traditional individual retirement accounts or other qualified retirement plans ("IRAs") to one or more Roth IRAs


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"


Private letter ruling 201203033 (january 20, 2012)
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • March 6 2012

In PLR 201203033, the IRS ruled that a trust qualified as a designated beneficiary after a trust beneficiary released certain portions of a power of appointment


Private letter ruling 201143002 (October 28, 2011)
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • December 5 2011

The IRS ruled that a taxpayer's proposed exercise of his power of appointment will not cause assets of split trusts, combined trusts or sprinkle trusts to be includible in his gross estate under Section 2041, or to be subject to the GST tax


PLR 201131006 (Apr. 13, 2011)
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • November 15 2011

The IRS has ruled that an amendment of a qualified personal residence trust (“QPRT”) did not cause the trust to lose its special valuation status under I.R.C. 2702


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


July interest rates for GRATs, sales to defective grantor trusts, intra-family loans and split interest charitable trusts
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • July 5 2011

The July applicable federal rate (“AFR”) for use with estate planning techniques such as CRTs, CLTs, QPRTs and GRATs is 2.4


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”


IRS announces notice and proposed regulations regarding Form TD F 90.22-1 Report of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts (the FBAR) Notice 201023;
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • April 16 2010

The IRS has recently announced further guidance in the area of reporting non-U.S. bank and financial accounts