Inflation Adjustments for 2017

With the release of the Consumer Price Index for August 2016, it’s possible to calculate various inflation adjustments for 2017. The following are the significant federal estate planning numbers: The base applicable exclusion amount (and generation-skipping tax exemption) will be … Continue reading

Budget Proposals for 2016

According to a report of the Joint Committee on Taxation, President Obama’s fiscal year 2016 budget includes the following measures affecting estates and trusts: Restore the estate, gift, and generation-skipping exclusions and rates in effect in 2009 (i.e., $3,500,000 estate … Continue reading