Confidence in Estate Tax Fix is Waning

NB: This article was published on August 2, 2010 and contains information that may be outdated. For current information regarding the estate tax, read: Estate Tax Certainty…For Now. Time is running out. If Congress does not pass new estate tax legislation this year, estates valued at over $1 million will be subject to taxes of … Read More

Prepare for the Return of the Estate Tax

NB: This article was published on July 5, 2010 and contains information that may be outdated. For current information regarding the estate tax, read: Estate Tax Certainty…For Now. June has already come to an end, and Congress has not yet enacted new estate tax legislation. Although the estate tax is currently dead, it is scheduled … Read More

Senate Republicans and Democrats Unable to Reach Agreement on Estate Tax

NB: This article was published on May 21, 2010 and contains information that may be outdated. For current information regarding the estate tax, read: Estate Tax Certainty…For Now. Many in the estate planning community were hopeful in the past couple of weeks with news that Senate was close to bipartisan agreement on new estate tax legislation. … Read More

House May Consider Estate Tax in April

NB: This article was published on March 29, 2010 and contains information that may be outdated. For current information regarding the estate tax, read: Estate Tax Certainty…For Now. According to a recent article in Bloomberg Business Week, the House Ways and Means Committee will begin work in April to retroactively revive last year’s estate tax, which exposed estates … Read More

Wall Street Journal Illustrates How Death of Estate Tax May Cost Heirs More

NB: This article was published on March 5, 2010 and contains information that may be outdated. For current information regarding the estate tax, read: Estate Tax Certainty…For Now. In an article entitled “Why No Estate Tax Could Be a Killer,” the Wall Street Journal illustrated how the death of the estate tax may cost heirs more. The article … Read More

Death of the Estate Tax May Cost Heirs More

Most estate planners never expected Congress to let federal estate tax expire. And when it did, most expected Congress to quickly enact new estate tax legislation, possibly making it retroactive to January 1. As of today, Congress has yet to act, leaving the estate planning world in a continued state of turmoil. The Death of … Read More