Estate and Elder Law

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Obama vs. Romney: What It Means for the Estate Tax
Posted on 31 Aug 2012 by Patricia Tyler

The December 31, 2012 sunset date for the estate tax, as provided by the Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010, is once again quickly approaching, and in typical fashion there is a divide over what the fate of... Read More

Historic Estate & Gift Tax Savings Opportunities Almost Gone
Posted on 24 Jul 2012 by David R. Schoenhaar

By: David R. Schoenhaar, Esq.* We are half way through 2012 and the generous tax legislation that went into effect on January 1, 2011, is scheduled to sunset on December 31, 2012, if Congress fails to act. Those who can participate in significant... Read More

Modern Estate Planning
Posted on 14 Jan 2011 by LexisNexis Estate and Elder Law Community Staff

Modern Estate Planning is a comprehensive treatise covering estate, gift, income and generation-skipping transfer taxation. It guides the practitioner through the issues and challenges in advising a wide range of clients. The 5 volumes cover three distinct... Read More

Estate and Gift Tax Update
Posted on 3 Aug 2011 by Jeramie Fortenberry

After the relative calm following the enactment of the Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization and Job Creation Act of 2010 (TRA 2010), we are beginning to see signs of turbulence in the estate tax arena. (Note: See my Guide to the New... Read More

Properly Reporting Gifts
Posted on 8 Jun 2012 by John Dedon

As 2013 approaches, there will be a flurry of activity by wealthy individuals seeking to take advantage of a gift tax exemption of $5,120,000, that will decrease to only $1 million in 2013. Taxpayers often gift closely held business interests or real... Read More