inflation adjustments

Estate and Gift Tax 2018 Inflation Adjustments

On October 19th, the IRS issued Revenue Procedure 2017-58, the annual inflation adjustments for 2018 for many tax provisions, including exemptions for estate, gift and generation-skipping transfer (GST) taxes as well as the annual exclusion…

Year-End Tax Planning Strategies

As the end of the year approaches, it is a good time to think of planning moves that will help lower your tax bill for this year and possibly the next. We have compiled a checklist of actions based on current tax rules that may help you save…

Trump’s Framework for Fixing Broken Estate, Gift, Trust Tax Code

At first glance, the Framework that President Trump has outlined for the Estate Tax is simply this: repeal of the Estate Tax and its cousin, the Generation Skipping Transfer Tax (GSTT).   The complexity lies in the rich political history behind…

What to Do After the Hurricane

Those pictures you see from Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma – ordinary people out there in waist-high water, rescuing both their neighbors and strangers, coming from other states and other counties – demonstrate yet again not only the…