Disclaimers are an effective Estate Planning tool for the Trust and Estate Practitioner. They allow the disclaimant to alter an Estate Plan if they follow the statutory requirements exactly. … [Read more...] about What It Means to Disclaim
Revocable Trusts offer many great benefits for the grantor and the beneficiaries both during life and after death. Grantors or creators of the trust retain the right to amend, revoke, alter, or change … [Read more...] about Should In Re Gregory Hall Trust Change the Way We Think About Amending Trusts?
As another tax season closes, it’s a good time to review the list of “Dirty Dozen” tax schemes published by the Internal Revenue Service for the year. Many of these schemes peak during tax time and … [Read more...] about The IRS’ Annual Warning: The 2023 Dirty Dozen
Estate planning often focuses on taxes at the federal level and often overlooks issues that occur at the state level. For anyone desiring to undertake comprehensive estate planning, it’s important to … [Read more...] about How Tax and Non-Tax Considerations Impact Estate Planning – Part I
To determine a decedent’s taxable estate, the Internal Revenue Code allows the decedent’s estate to utilize several deductions in various Code Sections, including Section 2053. The Treasury … [Read more...] about What the Proposed Treasury Regulations Mean for Deductions Under Internal Revenue Code Section 2053