When Might a Gift of $13,000 Per Year Still Be Subject to Tax?
Mary‘s dad lived a long life, passing away at 80. He left a 1.5 million dollar estate. In an effort to minimize estate taxes he had started a gifting program amongst his 3 children and 9 grandchildren, which had reduced his estate by almost $500,000 in the last 3 years
Finally a New Estate Tax Law – But What Does it Mean?
Unlike last year, when Congress tried to pass a law preventing the no estate tax in 2010 scenario, this year it did manage to pass a law extending the Bush era tax cuts that went into effect in 2002 but were set to expire on December 31, 2010. So what
Will They or Won’t They? An Update on Federal Estate Tax Law
My first post of the year (1/4/2010) concerned the elimination of federal estate tax for this year and this year alone. While that sounds like a good thing for the average American it’s not really because the law also eliminated the capital gains step up in basis. So many estates