January 12, 2021, GEM 30 — Today’s historically high estate and gift tax exemption amounts ($11.7 million per person or $23.4 million per couple) are set to sunset at the end of 2025, or possibly sooner under a Biden administration.
This article reprint was published in the November 2020 issue of the BNA Tax Management Estates, Gifts and Trusts Journal and provides an overview of the Cameron Trust Case, which clarifies the creditor protection that is available through third-party and self-settled trusts.Please see important disclosures at the end of the article.
With today’s coronavirus crisis, giving to charity is even more important than ever. In a time of such great need, how can you create a charitable gift strategy that reflects your values, helps those who need it most, and stretches your charitable dollars most effectively? The need is so great that it can be overwhelming to know where to begin.You may be unsure who to give to and uncertain about some of the new tax rules that impact charitable giving.