The Internal Revenue Service has released Rev. Proc. 2020-45 with inflation adjustments for 2021 and, consistent with earlier predictions, the changes in the most significant federal estate and trust planning numbers will be as follows: The base applicable exclusion amount … Continue reading
The article “Low-Interest Estate Planning Strategies” described several estate planning strategies that should be considered now that interest rates have reached record lows. One of the strategies that is described in the article is a private annuity. Webcalculators has been … Continue reading
With the release of the Chained Consumer Price Index (C-CPI-U) for August 2020, it’s possible to calculate various inflation adjustments for 2021. The following are the significant federal estate planning numbers, with the numbers for 2020 shown in parentheses: The … Continue reading
As a further response to COVID-19, and in order to protect Internal Revenue Service employees, as well as taxpayers and their representatives, by minimizing the need for in-person contact, the IRS has added federal estate and gift tax returns, Forms … Continue reading
On Thursday, the Internal Revenue Service announced federal rates for the month of August under §§ 1274 and 7520 of the Internal Revenue Code (“IRC”) that will be lower than some of the previously record-low rates for June. The §7520 … Continue reading
The Internal Revenue Service has announced federal rates for the month of June that will be the lowest in the histories of sections 1274 and 7520 of the Internal Revenue Code (“IRC”). The §7520 rate, which is used to value...
We previously reported that Notice 2020-23 defers until July 15, 2020, the filing certain tax returns and making tax payments, as well as the time for completing certain “time-sensitive actions,” that would otherwise be required on or after April 1, … Continue reading
Notice 2020-23, 2020-18 I.R.B. 748 (4/27/2020), defers the due dates for more federal tax returns and tax payments until July 15, as well as certain “time-sensitive actions.” The deferral applies to the tax returns and payments described below that are … Continue reading
The following article is adapted from written materials created for a Pennsylvania Bar Institute “webinar” of the same name, catalog #11095 (3/10/2020). The Treasury Department has published final regulations on the changes to the federal estate and gift tax basic...
The Internal Revenue Service has published final regulations on the changes to the federal estate and gift tax basic exclusion amount (BEA), which doubled from $5 million to $10 million in 2018, but will return to $5 million in 2026. … Continue reading