Estate of Evelyn Seiden: New York Estate Tax Refund Claims for State Only QTIP Property Might Soar

Sharon L. Klein |
Wealth Planning
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This article reprint was recently published in Steve Leimberg’s Estate Planning Newsletter. A New York court has found that a QTIP Trust, created for New York purposes in 2010 when the federal estate tax lapsed for the year, was not includible in the estate of the surviving spouse for New York estate tax purposes. It’s probably

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Year-end Planning After Tax Reform

Anthony Viducic |
Tax Reform
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This Issues and Insights discusses year-end tax planning strategies.  It’s important to explore your year-end planning opportunities in light of the sweeping changes made to virtually all areas of federal tax law that went into effect this year. Areas such as income and deduction timing, charitable giving, annual exclusion gifts, and others are discussed. While

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Paying for the (Grand) Child’s Education: Making Educated Choices

Sharon L. Klein |
Wealth Planning
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This article reprint was recently published in the Bloomberg BNA’s Estates, Gifts, and Trusts Journal.  Simple annual exclusion gifting can be a very valuable source of funding. Leveraging annual exclusion gifting with trust structures can potentially enhance the benefits. Utilizing the 2018 $11.18 million gift tax exemption has the potential to powerfully impact the educational

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