Official Inflation Adjustments for 2021

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

Final Regulations on Administration Expenses and Excess Deductions

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 9118, 85...

This content is for Subscriber members only.
Log In Register

Deductibility of Estate and Trust Administration Expenses

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...

This content is for Subscriber members only.
Log In Register

Corrections to “Proposed Regulations on Administration Expenses and Excess Deductions”

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

Proposed Regulations on Administration Expenses and Excess Deductions

[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...

This content is for Subscriber members only.
Log In Register

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