The following is a chart of the federal estate tax exclusions. the bottom and top tax rates that have been in effect since 1977 (assuming no taxable gifts before 1977), and the federal gift tax annual exclusions. The federal gift … Continue reading
The Internal Revenue Service has released a 12/18/2015 draft of a new Form 8971 for reporting basis information in accordance with new IRC section 6035 for assets held by a decedent and reported on a federal estate tax return (Form … Continue reading
Individual retirement account of decedent over the age of 59-1/2 held to be taxable because the applicable of the federal estate tax unified credit, which excluded estate of $5,250,000 from federal estate tax, did not make account “exempt from Federal … Continue reading
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
In Notice 2015-57, the IRS has announced that the due date for the first new tax basis reports that must be filed under new IRC section 6035 is postponed to February 29, 2016. The Surface Transportation and Veterans Health Care … Continue reading
Consistent tax basis reporting by the executor of an estate on the federal estate tax return and the beneficiaries of the estate on their individual income tax returns will be required under section 2004 of the Surface Transportation and Veterans … Continue reading
The IRS web page with frequently asked questions on estate taxes now states that, effective Jun 1, 2015, estate tax closing letters will be issued only upon request, and requests should be made at least four months after the return...
The Internal Revenue Service has issued T.D. 9725 containing final regulations on electing portability for the deceased spousal unused exclusion (DSUE) amount. Among the revisions that were made (and not made) to the proposed and temporary regulations are the following: … Continue reading
According to the Analytical Perspectives volume from President Obama’s fiscal 2016 budget proposal, the President will be proposing that transfers at death or by gift should result in the recognition of gain. From the volume: In the case of a … Continue reading
The IRS has issued five identical private letter rulings, PLRs 201442042, 201442043, 201442044, 201442045, and 201442046, apparently to five different parties involved in the same transaction, agreeing that a court-approved reformation of a trust in accordance with § 415 of...