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Climbing AFRs Put Dormant Estate Planning Techniques Back on the Table

When considering federal estate tax planning, one of the most common objectives of the planner is removing assets from the taxpayer’s taxable estate. ... read more >

New Estate Tax Portability Relief

The federal estate tax provides a lifetime exemption of $5,490,000 (for 2017) per person. That means that the first $5,490,000 of assets owned at death ... read more >

What a Trump Presidency Means for the Estate Tax

When President-elect Donald Trump first rolled out his much-anticipated tax plan as a Presidential candidate earlier this year, his plan to eliminate the ... read more >

Taxation and Information Reporting for Foreign Trusts

The U.S. taxation and information reporting imposed on foreign trusts can be quite complex. A trust is the foreign trust if it is not the U.S. trust. A ... read more >

The IRS Makes Changes to Charitable Remainder Annuity Trust Rules

A charitable remainder annuity trust (“CRAT”) can be a powerful estate planning tool for taxpayers who wish to make charitable contributions ... read more >