On Friday, March 27, 2020, President Trump signed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, Economic and Security (CARES) Act.This 880-page legislation provides emergency assistance and health care response for individuals, families, and businesses affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. We have highlighted the key personal income tax measures in the CARES Act affecting and assisting individuals and families.
March 25, 2020—Tony is joined by Wilmington Trust’s Chief Planning Officer Don DiCarlo, who shares his insights on several wealth planning opportunities that can be particularly beneficial during the current market environment. Together, they discuss strategies to utilize the high federal tax exemption before it’s set to expire in 2026, or potentially sooner; gifting depreciating assets to different trust structures; converting a traditional IRA to a Roth IRA; and tax loss harvesting.
The Federal Tax Code permits the postponement of certain tax deadlines by reason of Presidentially declared disaster actions. On March 13, 2020, President Trump issued an Emergency Declaration (COVID-19 Emergency) to the Treasury Secretary to provide relief from certain specific tax deadlines. Please note this only applies on the Federal level. State income tax deadline and payments may still be due, although some states have already granted similar extensions.