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Estate Planning in 2013

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Tax News & Comment — October 2013

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Tax and Legal Issues Arising in Connection With The Federal Gift Tax Return (2013 Revision)

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2011 Tax and Estate Planning Decisions of Note

A.    Issues Arising Under IRC §2036 An important objective in estate tax planning is to transfer of assets out of one’s taxable estate, while retaining a degree of beneficial enjoyment over the transferred property. Where the IRS believes too much … Continue reading

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Differing Tax Visions of President Obama and Governor Romney

Much has been made of the recent revelation that Governor Romney enjoyed a 14 percent tax rate on “carried interest,” which Congress permits to be reported as capital gain. Investors such as Mr. Romney pay a lower rate of tax … Continue reading

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Recent IRS Developments

A.      Recent IRS Developments Field audits of taxpayers with incomes exceeding $200,000 rose 34 percent in fiscal 2011 to 78,392. IRS Deputy Commissioner Steve Miller stated that “[w]e are looking more at taxpayers at these income levels because we … Continue reading

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Tax News & Comment — April 2011

View Issue: Tax News & Comment — April 2011 pril 14, 2011 I. ESTATE TAX RETURNS Calculation and remittance of federal and NYS estate tax is of primary concern in administering an estate. An estate tax return must be filed … Continue reading

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