Daily Archives: August 4, 2014

August Comment: NYS Estate, Gift & Trust Tax Update

I. Introduction A number of important changes to New York estate, trust and gift tax law were recently enacted. Briefly, (i) the New York estate tax exemption will reach parity with the federal exemption by 2019; (ii) the federal estate … Continue reading

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Avoiding Boot Gain in Like Kind Exchanges

I. Introduction Circular 230 disclosure: Any tax advice herein is not intended or written to be used, and cannot be used by any taxpayer, for the purpose of avoiding any penalties that may be imposed under the Internal Revenue Code. … Continue reading

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Taxation of Foreign Nongrantor Trusts: Throwback Rule

I. Introduction  The throwback rule is intended to prevent a foreign trust from accumulating income, thereby delaying the reporting of that income by U.S. beneficiaries until the time when the income is eventually distributed. The throwback rules defeat this income … Continue reading

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From Washington & Albany — August 2014

I.   From Albany: Perils of Being a Rich State in the Federal System If the United States were the European Union, New York, Connecticut and New Jersey could be compared to Germany and France, which subsidize less wealthy E.U. members. … Continue reading

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From Federal Courts, NYS Courts & NYS Tax Tribunals — August 2014

I. From The Court of Appeals A unanimous Court of Appeals, reversing, dismissed the long-held interpretation by the Department of Taxation of Tax Law §605[b][1][b], in a dispute adjudicated first at the administrative level in the Division of Tax Appeals, … Continue reading

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IRS & NYS DTF Matters — August 2014

I.   IRS Matters – August 2014 On July 11, a second federal judge ordered the IRS to account for missing emails of former director Lois Lerner. U.S. District Court Judge Reggie Walton has demanded an affidavit from an “appropriate official” … Continue reading

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