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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 Trusts & Estates Practice Group on September 22, 2020 at 2:30 PM

The Internal Revenue Service has released the Applicable Federal Rates (AFRs) for October 2020. AFRs are published monthly and represent the minimum interest rates that should be charged for family loans to avoid tax complications.

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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 Trusts & Estates Practice Group on August 18, 2020 at 12:00 PM

The Internal Revenue Service has released the Applicable Federal Rates (AFRs) for September 2020. AFRs are published monthly and represent the minimum interest rates that should be charged for family loans to avoid tax complications.

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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 Trusts & Estates Practice Group on February 25, 2020 at 9:15 AM

IRS announces AFRs for February 2020The Internal Revenue Service has released the Applicable Federal Rates (AFRs) for March 2020. 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 2020: 

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By Garrett Reuter, Jr. on February 4, 2020 at 10:30 AM

"March 5" displayed on wooden blocksHow 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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