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By Trusts & Estates Practice Group on June 25, 2019 at 1:15 PM

IRS releases AFRs for July 2019The Internal Revenue Service has released the Applicable Federal Rates (AFRs) for July 2019. AFRs are published monthly and represent the minimum interest rates that should be charged for family loans to avoid tax complications.

Here are the rates for July 2019:

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By Trusts & Estates Practice Group on May 1, 2019 at 4:10 PM

AFRs for May 2019The Internal Revenue Service has released the Applicable Federal Rates (AFRs) for May 2019. AFRs are published monthly and represent the minimum interest rates that should be charged for family loans to avoid tax complications.

Here are the rates for May 2019:

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By Garrett Reuter, Jr. on February 21, 2019 at 9:35 AM

Women turning back the hands of a clockHow 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 of 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 Trusts & Estates Practice Group on February 19, 2019 at 1:30 PM

IRS lists AFRs for March 2019The Internal Revenue Service has released the Applicable Federal Rates (AFRs) for March 2019. AFRs are published monthly and represent the minimum interest rates that should be charged for family loans to avoid tax complications.

Here are the rates for March 2019:

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By Trusts & Estates Practice Group on February 4, 2019 at 10:10 AM

IRS releases AFRs for February 2019The Internal Revenue Service has released the Applicable Federal Rates (AFRs) for February 2019. AFRs are published monthly and represent the minimum interest rates that should be charged for family loans to avoid tax complications.

Here are the rates for February 2019:

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By Trusts & Estates Practice Group on December 27, 2018 at 10:10 AM

IRS announces AFRs for January 2019The Internal Revenue Service has released the Applicable Federal Rates (AFRs) for January 2019. AFRs are published monthly and represent the minimum interest rates that should be charged for family loans to avoid tax complications.

Here are the rates for January 2019:

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By Trusts & Estates Practice Group on November 16, 2018 at 2:15 PM

IRS releases AFRs for December 2018The Internal Revenue Service has released the Applicable Federal Rates (AFRs) for December 2018. AFRs are published monthly and represent the minimum interest rates that should be charged for family loans to avoid tax complications.

Here are the rates for December 2018:

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By Keith Grissom on November 5, 2018 at 2:50 PM

Stack of coins increasing from left to right with a man behind them holding a calculatorThe IRS announced cost-of-living increases for various retirement-related accounts on Nov.1, 2018. These changes for 2019 include:

  • The contribution limit for employees who participate in 401(k), 403(b), most 457 plans, and the federal government’s Thrift Savings Plan is increased from $18,500 to $19,000.
  • The limit on annual contributions to an IRA is increased from $5,500 to $6,000. The additional “catch-up” contributions limit for individuals age 50 and over remains at $1,000.
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By Trusts & Estates Practice Group on October 22, 2018 at 10:10 AM

IRS publishes AFRs for November 2018The Internal Revenue Service has released the Applicable Federal Rates (AFRs) for November 2018. AFRs are published monthly and represent the minimum interest rates that should be charged for family loans to avoid tax complications.

Here are the rates for November 2018:

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By Elizabeth Pack on October 16, 2018 at 1:50 PM

Businessman showing percentage symbolsThomson Reuters recently published its estimated figures for 2019 for estate and trust income tax brackets, as well as the exemption amounts for estate, gift and generation-skipping transfer (GST) taxes. These figures are adjusted annually for cost-of-living increases.

Pursuant to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, the measure of inflation has changed for these figures. Thomson Reuters warns that because of errors and ambiguities in the act, the estimates were made based upon what Thomson Reuters staff believed to be consistent with congressional intent.

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