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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"


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


No charitable contribution deduction for donation of house to local fire department where value of demolition services exceeded value of property
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • December 6 2010

In Theodore R. Rolfs, et ux. V. Comm’r, 135 T.C. No. 24 (1142010), the Tax Court denied a charitable contribution deduction for donation of a house to the local fire department where the value of the demolition services that the taxpayer would receive exceeded the value of the donated property


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



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


McGowen v. Comm’r, 2011 U.S. App. Lexis 18407 (10th Cir., Sept. 2, 2011)
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • November 15 2011

The Tenth Circuit has affirmed a Tax Court decision finding that a taxpayer who borrowed against the cash value of an insurance policy must realize income under I.R.C. 72 when the policy was terminated by the carrier


California Board of Equalization to release information to IRS
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • February 2 2012

A California district court recently ruled that the IRS can serve "John Doe" summons on the California Board of Equalization in order to obtain a list of the names of California property owners who gifted real estate to family members between 2005 and 2010


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