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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New On-Line Calculators

I’ve created a new on-line service that provides specialized calculators for certain estate and tax planning issues.  Currently, the following calculators are available: Cost/Benefit of Gifts of Appreciating Property Cost/Benefit of Grantor Trusts Gift Tax on Net-Net Gifts Income Tax … Continue reading

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