In Notice 2020-20, 2020-16 I.R.B. 660 (4/13/2020), the Internal Revenue Service has “amplified” Notice 2020-18, 2020-15 I.R.B. 590 (4/6/2020), to provide the same three month deferral for gift tax (and generation-skipping tax) returns and payments as was previously allowed for income tax returns and payments. The … Continue reading
[3/27/2020 Update: Notice 2020-20, 2020-16 I.R.B. 660 (4/13/2020), “amplifies” Notice 2020-18 and allows the same three month deferral for gift tax returns and gift tax payments that was provided by Notice 2020-18 for income tax returns and payments.] As explained in an earlier … Continue reading
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
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
[The following is the text of the comments (with some corrections for typographical errors) I have submitted to the Treasury Department on the proposed regulation that addresses changes in the federal estate tax exclusion amount under the tax reconciliation act … Continue reading
[This article was originally published on 2/23/2012 as Steve Leimberg’s Estate Planning Newsletter #1929.] Practitioners continue to express concerns about the possible “clawback” of tax benefits if a taxpayer uses the current $5,000,000 federal gift and estate tax exclusion amount...
[This article was originally published on 1/31/2011 as Steve Leimberg’s Estate Planning Newsletter #1768] The new tax act [Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Jobs Creation Act of 2010] provides a gift and estate tax exclusion of $5,000,000, and many...
The Internal Revenue Service has published proposed regulations on the impact of 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 … Continue reading
A new Webcalculator for “grantor retained annuity trusts” (GRATs) is now up and running. … Continue reading
The Internal Revenue Service has released Rev. Proc. 2018-57, 2018-49 I.R.B. ___ (12/3/2018), with the official inflation adjustments for 2019. The published adjustments for income taxes differ in many cases from the inflation adjustments that were published here in September, … Continue reading