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The IRS has issued Revenue Procedure 2022-38, which sets forth inflation-adjusted items for various provisions of the Internal Revenue Code which will be applicable in 2023. Here are some of the highlights:

Income Tax Adjustments. Below is the tax table applicable to married individuals filing joint returns (and “Surviving Spouses”), for tax years beginning after December 31, 2022:

If Taxable Income Is

The Tax Is

Not over $22,000

10% of the taxable income

Over $22,000 but not over $89,450

$2,200 plus 12% of the excess over $22,000

Over $89,450 but not over $190,750

$10,294 plus ...

While there are many new tax policy implementations that may be imminent with the new Biden administration, there are two changes in particular that estate planning attorneys are watching closely. These include (1) a reduction in the estate tax exemption and (2) an elimination of the basis step-up for inherited property. Unfortunately, there is still no way to predict exactly what will happen or when those changes will take effect, but the current climate does provide individuals with a unique opportunity to take advantage of some wealth transfer planning strategies, such as ...

In June of 2016, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) changed its procedure for granting discharges of estate tax liens and implemented centralized handling of applications for discharge. Historically, Specialty Examination Estate & Gift and Specialty Collection Advisory (Advisory) shared the responsibility for processing applications for discharge of the estate tax lien, depending on the circumstances. In June 2016, the responsibility for working all applications for discharge of the estate tax lien was transferred to Advisory and centralized in the Estate Tax Lien Group ...

Over the past few years, we have seen a dramatic increase in the number of clients interested in holding assets in trust for their children. This is a trend we are noticing across the board, regardless of the size of the estate. This is not due to younger generations' lack of financial savvy or level of sophistication, but more related to the housing market bubble's bursting, uncertainty in the stock market and the fifty percent divorce rate. Parents have shown an increased concern in insulating their children's inheritance from these more prevalent pitfalls. Particularly when the ...

Family limited partnerships have long been a valuable tool of the estate planner. Although historically recognized as providing estate tax planning benefits through the discounted value of assets, these limited partnerships can also implement succession planning goals for the closely-held or family-run business, including the transition of management/leadership for the business.

Limited partnerships provide three key benefits to the business owner:

  1. a limited partnership is not subject to income tax - it is a "flow-through" entity for income tax purposes;
  2. in organizing the ...
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