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By Keith Grissom on October 29, 2021 at 9:30 AM

The latest text of the proposed reconciliation bill, titled the Build Back Better Act, published on October 28, 2021, is void of many of the prior proposed tax changes that would have upended estate planning. Changes that were included in the earlier version of the bill but not in this most recent version include:

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By Garrett Reuter, Jr. on January 26, 2021 at 11:15 AM

How many times have you prepared your income tax returns for the previous year, only wishing you knew then what you know now, so you could go back and make more advantageous tax decisions?  In most cases, you are stuck with the decisions you made before the new tax year began, even though you may not have all the relevant tax information available to assist with those decisions until several months into the new tax year.  Too bad for you, says the IRS, unless you are an estate or trust.

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By Jennifer Davis, Elizabeth Pack on October 20, 2020 at 1:30 PM

Wedding rings on pile of moneyThis is the eighth installment in a blog series on opportunities for tax planning in the current low-interest rate environment. Read our previous installments here.

A Spousal Lifetime Access Trust (SLAT) is a type of trust that provides an opportunity for the grantor of the trust to utilize his or her remaining estate and gift tax exemption while also allowing the grantor’s spouse to benefit from the assets transferred.

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By Jennifer Davis, Serafina Nicolais on August 26, 2020 at 12:00 PM

This is the seventh installment in a blog series on opportunities for tax planning in the current low-interest rate environment. Read our previous installments here.

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By Keith Grissom, Jennifer Davis, Elizabeth Pack on August 19, 2020 at 9:30 AM

This is the sixth installment in a blog series on opportunities for tax planning in the current low-interest rate environment. Read our previous installments here. The next post will conclude the series with a discussion of charitable giving.

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By Keith Grissom, Jennifer Davis, Elizabeth Pack on August 12, 2020 at 12:00 PM

This is the fifth installment in a blog series on opportunities for tax planning in the current low-interest rate environment. Read our previous installments here. Future installments will cover installment sales to defective grantor trusts and charitable giving.

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By Keith Grissom, Jennifer Davis, Elizabeth Pack on August 4, 2020 at 3:00 PM

This is the fourth installment in a blog series on opportunities for tax planning in the current low-interest rate environment. Read our previous installments here. Future installments will cover family limited partnerships and limited liability companies, installment sales to defective grantor trusts, and charitable giving.

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By Keith Grissom, Jennifer Davis, Elizabeth Pack on July 27, 2020 at 3:00 PM

This is the third installment in a seven-part blog series on opportunities for tax planning in the current low-interest rate environment. Read our previous installments here. Future installments will cover creating Grantor Retained Annuity Trusts, family limited partnerships and limited liability companies, installment sales to defective grantor trusts, and charitable giving.

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By Keith Grissom, Jennifer Davis, Elizabeth Pack on July 20, 2020 at 3:00 PM

This is the second installment in a blog series on opportunities for tax planning in the current low-interest rate environment. Read our overview in Part 1 here. Future installments will cover making or refinancing loans, creating Grantor Retained Annuity Trusts, family limited partnerships and limited liability companies, installment sales to defective grantor trusts, and charitable giving.

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By Keith Grissom, Jennifer Davis, Elizabeth Pack on July 13, 2020 at 5:00 PM

This is the first in a blog series on opportunities for tax planning in the current uncertain, low-interest rate environment. Future installments will cover one-time and annual gifting, making or refinancing loans, creating Grantor Retained Annuity Trusts, family limited partnerships and limited liability companies, installment sales to defective grantor trusts, and charitable giving.

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