IRS Defers Due Dates for Time-Sensitive Actions

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

IRS Defers More Tax Returns and Payments

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

Unofficial Inflation Adjustments for 2020

With the release of the Chained Consumer Price Index (C-CPI-U) for August 2019, it’s possible to calculate various inflation adjustments for 2020. The following are the significant federal estate planning numbers, with the numbers for 2019 shown in parentheses: The … Continue reading

Who is the “Executor” for Tax Purposes When There is No Executor?

The executor or administrator of a decedent’s estate is required to file the estate tax return for the estate (I.R.C. § 6018(a)) and is liable for the resulting tax (I.R.C. § 2002), and is required to file the decedent’s income...

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Inflation Adjustments for 2017

With the release of the Consumer Price Index for August 2016, it’s possible to calculate various inflation adjustments for 2017. The following are the significant federal estate planning numbers: The base applicable exclusion amount (and generation-skipping tax exemption) will be … Continue reading

Budget Proposals for 2016

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