The Internal Revenue Service has announced that, starting May 13, all applications for an employer identification number (EIN), whether submitted on-line or on Form SS-4, will require the name of an individual and either a Social Security number (SSN) or … Continue reading
One of the most common capital transactions for estates is the sale of the decedent’s residence, and current tax law would seem to provide the greatest benefit to beneficiaries by claiming the expenses of that sale as part of that...
This is an overview/explanation from Webcalculators: … Continue reading
As previously announced, I’ve created an on-line service that provides specialized calculators for estate and tax planning issues. Although the service is still known as Webcalculators, the domain has been changed to wcalcs.com. Previous links and references to the service … Continue reading
In Notice 2018-61, 2018-31 I.R.B. 278 (7/30/2018), the Internal Revenue Service has confirmed that administration expenses of trusts and estates that were fully deductible before the enactment of the 2017 tax act are still fully deductible for income tax purposes, … Continue reading
Order allowing a “private auction” of real estate among the beneficiaries of the estate was an order that determined an interest in real property within the meaning of Pa.R.A.P. 342(a)(6), so that it was appealable as of right and the … Continue reading
IRC section 645 allows an election to treat a revocable trust as part of the estate of the settlor for income tax purposes, which allows revocable trusts to file income tax returns as estates following the death of the settlor...
The Internal Revenue Service has released Rev. Proc. 2018-22, 2018-18 I.R.B. __ (4/30/2018), which modifies and supersedes two sections of Rev. Proc. 2018-18, 2018-10 I.R.B. 392 (3/5/2018), which contained revised inflation adjustments for 2018. The change that affect fiduciary income tax is the … Continue reading
If you’re curious about the effects of the new federal tax law (i.e., the reconciliation act of 2017, formerly known as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act), I’ve created an on-line calculator that shows the impact of the new tax … Continue reading
The tax bill formerly known as the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act” (H.R. 1) is now Public Law No. 115-97. The official title of the act is “To provide for reconciliation pursuant to titles II and V of the concurrent … Continue reading