Trusts & Estates

Taxation and Trusts & Estates

Important news for family-held businesses: IRS proposes imminent changes in family valuation discounts

On August 2, 2016, the Treasury Department issued Proposed Regulations to Section 2704 of the Internal Revenue Code. These proposed regulations are directed at family controlled entities (many of which hold operating businesses and/or real estate), including corporations, partnerships and limited liability companies. These regulations, if finalized, will substantially limit or eliminate the ability to […]

Taxation and Trusts & Estates

The 13.3% Solution: of DINGs, NINGs, WINGs and Other ThINGs

Download this article as a PDF: The 13.3% Solution: of DINGs, NINGs, WINGs and Other ThINGs Wealthy taxpayers have now experienced the impact of higher federal and state income tax rates for a full year.1 Many have created or would like to create trusts for their children and grandchildren, which also could be subject to extraordinarily […]

Taxation and Trusts & Estates

The “Death Knell” for Family Discounts?

Executive Summary The Obama Administration released its proposed budget for fiscal year 2014 on April 10, which included several proposals affecting estate planning. These are described in the Treasury Department’s General Explanations of the Administration’s Fiscal Year 2014 Revenue Proposals (commonly referred to as “the Greenbook”). Noticeable by its absence was the perennial proposal to […]