In Notice 2018-61, 2018-31 I.R.B. ___ (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
The revised text of the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act” (H.R. 1) was released by the joint conference committee last Friday (12/15/2017), and the Republicans seem to have enough votes in the House and the Senate to pass the bill … Continue reading
I’ve created a new on-line service that provides specialized calculators for certain estate and tax planning issues. Currently, the following calculators are available: Cost/Benefit of Gifts of Appreciating Property Cost/Benefit of Grantor Trusts Gift Tax on Net-Net Gifts Income Tax … Continue reading