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Treasury Thinking Through 2010 Estate Tax Quandaries, Official Says

While Treasury officials have not yet developed guidance for 2010's temporary estate tax repeal, they have devoted a great deal of thought to the questions raised by the law, Catherine Hughes, attorney-adviser in Treasury's Office of Tax Legislative Counsel, said July 27. At a conference held...

AMT "Ifs and Buts": Considering Prospects for 2012 and Beyond

By Suellen Wolfe, J.D., LL.M. * In 1986, Congress concluded that "that no taxpayer with substantial economic income [should be able to] avoid significant tax liability by using exclusions, deductions, and credits. Although these provisions may provide incentives for worthy goals, they become counterproductive...