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 latest (10/21/2020) draft of instructions to the Schedule K-1 for Form 1041 provides guidance for reporting excess 67(e) deductions by beneficiaries of terminating estates and trusts that is similar to the guidance that was previously reported from the IRS … Continue reading
The Internal Revenue Service has published final regulations on the deductibility of administration expenses for both estates and trusts and for their beneficiaries when the estates or trusts terminate. “Effect of Section 67(g) on Trusts and Estates,” TD 9918, 85...
Under the new regulations for I.R.C. §§ 67 and 642(h), it becomes even more important for both estates and trusts and their beneficiaries to determine which administration expenses are deductible and which are not. (See “Final Regulations on Administration Expenses...
The Internal Revenue Service has published a new webpage “Reporting Excess Deductions on Termination of an Estate or Trust on Forms 1040, 1040-SR, and 1040-NR for Tax Year 2018 and Tax Year 2019.” These are instructions telling beneficiaries of estates … Continue reading
The article “Proposed Regulations on Administration Expenses and Excess Deductions” contained some errors or omissions that have now been corrected. The article originally stated that the calculation of different kinds of excess deductions was not clear, and suggested that the … Continue reading
[9/28/2020 Update: Final regulations have been adopted and a section has been added at the end of this article briefly describing the few differences between the proposed and final regulations.] The Internal Revenue Service has published proposed regulations on the...
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
H.B. 262, which eliminates the inheritance tax on all transfers from parents to children who are 21 or younger, also allows revocable trusts to be treated as part of the estate for Pennsylvania income tax purposes if the estate has … Continue reading
The U.S. Supreme Court has held that a state cannot tax the undistributed income of a trust when the only connection between the state and the trust is that beneficiaries of the trust resides in the state but the beneficiaries … Continue reading