New (and Old) Minimum Required Distribution Rules Summarized

This article will attempt to provide a brief summary of the minimum required distributions rules that now apply to individual retirement accounts (IRAs) and certain employer-sponsored defined contribution plans as the result of changes made by the “Setting Every Community...

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Which Trust Beneficiaries Get Notices of Estate Administration?

The new amendments to the Orphans’ Court Rules (“Order Amending Rules 1.7, 1.8, 2.1, 2.5, 2.7, 3.5, 3.7, 4.3, 4.6, 5.1, 5.3, 5.4, 7.1, 10.1, 10.5, and the Index of the Appendix of the Pennsylvania Orphans’ Court Rules, and Rescinding...

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Clawback Has No Teeth

[This article was originally published on 2/23/2012 as Steve Leimberg’s Estate Planning Newsletter #1929.] Practitioners continue to express concerns about the possible “clawback” of tax benefits if a taxpayer uses the current $5,000,000 federal gift and estate tax exclusion amount...

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Complications from Changes in the Exclusion

[This article was originally published on 1/31/2011 as Steve Leimberg’s Estate Planning Newsletter #1768] The new tax act [Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Jobs Creation Act of 2010] provides a gift and estate tax exclusion of $5,000,000, and many...

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