For nontraditional families, planning remains more important than ever.Planning for same-sex marriage and strategies for “nontraditional” and blended families are explored.Advances in reproductive technology are creating once unimaginable questions regarding inheritance rights and have given rise to a new area of law: posthumous birth laws.
April 20, 2021—When the “kiddie tax” became law in 1986, the IRS began taxing a child’s unearned income, such as interest and dividends, at the parent’s tax rate rather than at the child’s far lower rate. Although the kiddie tax rules can lead to harsh consequences for many families, with proper planning they may create tax-saving opportunities for higher-income taxpayers.
As we move through the remainder of 2021, the focus on tax policy to help fund the Biden administration’s initiatives is sharpening. There are numerous tax proposals circulating that may dramatically impact taxpayers soon. Whether any of these proposals pass and in what form remains unclear.