Final Regulations on Administration Expenses and Excess Deductions

The Internal Revenue Service has published final regulations on the deductibility of administration expenses for both estates and trusts and for their beneficiaries when the estates or trusts terminate. “Effect of Section 67(g) on Trusts and Estates,” TD 9918, 85...

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Deductibility of Estate and Trust Administration Expenses

Under the new regulations for I.R.C. §§ 67 and 642(h), it becomes even more important for both estates and trusts and their beneficiaries to determine which administration expenses are deductible and which are not. (See “Final Regulations on Administration Expenses...

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Proposed Regulations on Administration Expenses and Excess Deductions

[9/28/2020 Update: Final regulations have been adopted and a section has been added at the end of this article briefly describing the few differences between the proposed and final regulations.] The Internal Revenue Service has published proposed regulations on the...

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Virtual (Videoconference) Probate Procedures

The Supreme Court’s order declaring a judicial emergency due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and the orders of local courts declaring emergencies in their counties and closing county offices, have halted or drastically slowed the operations of most offices of the...

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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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