Family Wealth and Estate Planning Articles
Posted by Cheryl A. Jankowski on May 09, 2019
Tax reform legislation doubled the federal estate, gift, and generation-skipping transfer (GST) tax exemption to $11.18MM (as indexed for inflation) per person. This created a seven-year window for increased wealth transfer planning.
Posted by William Allen on September 25, 2018
One complex estate tax case involved three separate rulings by the U.S. Tax Court. The case involved three split-dollar insurance agreements within one family. The court determined that the case revolved around a question of value and that the proper valuation of the estate's interest was the cash surrender value of the policies at the date of death.
Posted by Megan Morris on September 21, 2018
Many people ignore estate planning because the federal rules keep changing and they don't think they have enough assets to be concerned about it, but there's one critical estate planning step you should take right now.
Posted by Brian Kern on March 29, 2018
The IRS recently announced that in many cases, taxpayers can continue to deduct interest paid on home equity loans, issued because there were questions and concerns related to tax reform.
Posted by Robert Ingrasci on September 19, 2017
Two brothers who conveyed a conservation easement to a public charity, claimed a 100% deduction for the donation, claiming they were “qualified farmers,” but the U.S. Tax Court disagreed.
Posted by Dale Demyanick on August 15, 2017
A federal appeals court has ruled the government could sue an executrix and her husband to collect unpaid estate taxes, because the 10-year statute of limitations on lawsuits to collect tax deficiencies hadn’t expired.
Posted by Louis Cercone Jr. on July 26, 2017
Assets transferred to a limited partnership in an effort to remove them from an estate were, in fact, included in the value of that estate, the U.S. Tax Court ruled in one case. The reason: The deceased woman retained her rights related to the assets until her death and the transfer was made less than three years before her death.
Posted by Bryan Staniszewski on May 23, 2017
As you formulate and adjust your succession plan, your insurance policies can serve as a critical safeguard.