Monthly Archives: May 2013

The Decedent’s Last Will: A Final Profound Statement

Introduction.    A will is a written declaration providing for the transfer of property at death. Although having legal significance during life, the will is without legal force until it “speaks” at death. Upon the death of the decedent, rights of … Continue reading

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Tax and Legal Issues Arising In Connection With the Preparation of the Federal Gift Tax Return, Form 709 — Treatise

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Like Kind Exchanges of Real Estate (2013 Revised Edition)

View in PDF: Like Kind Exchanges of Real Estate Under IRC Section 1031 (2013 Revised Ed.)

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Peering Through the Legal Prism: When Asset Protection Becomes Fraudulent

VIEW IN PDF:  Tax News & Comment — August 2011 I.  Introduction English law addressing fraudulent conveyances dates back to the early Middle Ages. The first comprehensive attempt to prohibit such transfers appeared in the Fraudulent Conveyances Act of 1571, … Continue reading

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2012 Treasury Report on Social Security & Medicare

I.  Introduction.  Treasury’s 2012 Report to Congress on the financial health of Social Security and Medicare emphasized that Americans are living longer and that the number of retirees is growing. This is placing pressure on Social Security, which is projected … Continue reading

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Tax News & Comment — May 2013

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Tax Planning For Divorce

   I.   Introduction.  In an action for divorce, property is subject to “equitable distribution” pursuant to Domestic Relations Law (DRL) §236. New York distinguishes between “marital” property, which is subject to equitable distribution, and “separate” property, which is not. The … Continue reading

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