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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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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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Tax News & Comment — August 2011

VIEW IN PDF:  Tax News & Comment — August 2011 Approximately one million U.S. taxpayers have at least one financial account located in a foreign country. Many have not reported their offshore accounts to the IRS, a violation with possible … 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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Post Mortem Estate & Income Tax Planning

View outline: Post Mortem Estate & Income Tax Planning Post Mortem Estate and Income Tax Planning Outline Post Mortem Estate & Income Tax Planning © 2011 David L. Silverman, J.D., LL.M. (Taxation) Law Offices of David L. Silverman 2001 Marcus … Continue reading

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