Gift Planning

Gift Planning: IRS Releases Final Gift Tax Return

Gift Planning: IRS Releases Final Gift Tax Return

On Friday March 18, 2011, the IRS released the final version of Form 709 for 2010. The latest form accounts for some changes made by the Tax Relief, Unemployment Reinsurance Authorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010, which was enacted on December 17, 2010. The Act, in […]

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Fiscal Cliff Deal: Impact on Estate Planning and Gifting

Fiscal Cliff Deal: Impact on Estate Planning and Gifting

The wait is over, at least for now. Congress passed a bill on January 1, 2013 that avoided the “fiscal cliff,” and is expected to be signed into law shortly. The new deal has some important consequences for estate planning and gifting. Estate and Gift Tax The […]

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Tax Law Changes Provide Big Opportunity For Estate and Gift Planning

Tax Law Changes Provide Big Opportunity For Estate and Gift Planning

The Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010 has opened a window of opportunity to avoid significant estate and gift taxes for 2011 and 2012. The Act, signed on December 17, 2010, has significantly increased the exemptions and decreased the maximum tax rates […]

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Form 709 Gift Tax Return Deadline Approaching

Form 709 Gift Tax Return Deadline Approaching

With the uncertainty of the fiscal cliff in 2012, many people accelerated their gifting to take advantage of the favorable gift tax rates and exemptions. Although the actual gifting has already taken place, the gifting process must be completed by filing a Form 709 Gift Tax Return, […]

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