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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 >