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Election Effect on Estate Planning

Election Effect on Estate Planning

The 2020 election has been fraught with uncertainty and anxiety for most voters. As the dust settles and a clear winner emerges, what does it mean for high and ultra-high net worth families and their estate plans? Although Congress remains divided with Democrats in...

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Charitable Planning Before the Sale Of Business

Charitable Planning Before the Sale Of Business

Charitable planning in advance of the sale of a closely held business sounds like an effective way to minimize income taxes. The business owner donates stock to a charitable organization or to a charitable trust and receives a full fair market value (FMV) deduction...

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Estate Planners Are Wary of 2020 Election

Estate Planners Are Wary of 2020 Election

Clients are concerned about the potential impact of an administration change in 2020, and many planners are already taking action. According to a recent survey of 720 Trust & Estates readers, some 55% report that their clients have expressed consternation about the...

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IRS Releases 2020 Inflation Adjustments

IRS Releases 2020 Inflation Adjustments

In Revenue Procedure 2019-44, the IRS has released the official inflation adjustments for 2020, and the adjustments relevant to estates, trusts and gifts are all as expected. For an estate of any decedent dying in calendar year 2020, the basic exclusion amount will be...

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To Give or Not to Give…

To Give or Not to Give…

Charles A. Redd discusses the pros and cons of making gifts at this time of a greatly enhanced, historically high basic exclusion amount. At this time, and for the indefinite future, individuals have a greatly enhanced, historically high basic exclusion amount. This...

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Tax Law Update: October 2019

Tax Law Update: October 2019

David A. Handler and Alison E. Lothes highlight the most important tax law developments of the past month. • Private letter ruling approves CLAT with term of years determined by formula—In PLR 201933007 (April 22, 2019), the Internal Revenue Service approved a...

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Bulletproofing the Estate Plan

Bulletproofing the Estate Plan

Charles A. Redd discusses restrictions on an laws relating to no contest clauses. A beneficiary may be motivated to contest a will or trust instrument because he believes he has sufficient grounds to invalidate the document (for example, due to forgery, lack of proper...

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Connecticut Adopts Omnibus Trust Code

Connecticut Adopts Omnibus Trust Code

On June 25th, 2019, the Connecticut legislature enacted Public Act 19-137, an Act Concerning the Connecticut Uniform Trust Code. This massive bill, over 90 pages in length, adopts four major categories of revisions to Connecticut trust law that will greatly enhance...

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