Tag Archives: Portability

Creating and Maintaining Flexibility in Wills and Trusts

The principal objective when drafting wills or trust agreements is to best effectuate the intent of the settlor or testator, while at the same time ensuring that the most advantageous tax and legal objectives are met. Since the will may … Continue reading

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From Washington & Albany — Income & Estate Tax Planning in 2015

I.    From Washington Income tax planning in 2015 will seek to reduce the effect of high federal and New York tax rates. Avoidance of unnecessary capital gain realization through basis increases or nonrecognition transactions will remain important. Estate tax planning … Continue reading

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IRS & NYS DTF Matters; Recent Developments & 2014 Regs. & Rulings of Note

I. New York State Matters NYS Amends Estate & Gift Tax Beginning April 1, 2014, the NYS estate exemption will increase every 12 months through 2017. On April 1, 2014, the NYS exemption became $2.0625; on April 1, 2015, $3.125 … Continue reading

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Tax News & Comment — August 2014

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Rev. Rul. 85-13: Is There a Limit to Disregarding Disregarded Entities?

I.     Introduction Although the federal estate tax is not extinct, with the combined marital exemption now north of $10 million, it is an endangered species. Recently, Governor Cuomo signaled his intent — likely to be affirmed by State Republicans — … Continue reading

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Portability of Estate Tax Exclusion — Did Congress Guild the Lily?

View in PDF:   Tax News & Comment — February 2013 I.     Introduction As part of the 2010 Tax Act, Congress enacted a statute allowing a surviving spouse to utilize the unused portion of the predeceasing spouse’s lifetime estate tax … Continue reading

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Portability of Estate Tax Exclusion — Did Congress Guild the Lily?

View in PDF:   Tax News & Comment — February 2013 I.     Introduction As part of the 2010 Tax Act, Congress enacted a statute allowing a surviving spouse to utilize the unused portion of the predeceasing spouse’s lifetime estate tax … Continue reading

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