Estate Tax

Pay Gift and Estate Taxes Online

Posted on: September 7th, 2012
The IRS charges hefty penalties for failure to timely pay taxes. Just like with the failure to file penalties, the failure to file penalty is 5% per month, with a maximum of 25%. ...

IRS Releases Draft 2012 Estate Tax Return

Posted on: August 20th, 2012
The IRS has released a draft 2012 Form 706, U.S. Estate (and Generation-Skipping Transfer) Tax Return dated August 16, 2012. ...

Higher Taxes are on the Horizon – 10 Planning Tips

Posted on: July 30th, 2012
Despite all the wrangling in Congress, we are still facing income and estate tax increases in 2013, now only five months away. ...

U.S. House Republicans Introduce Bill to Continue Bush Tax Cuts

Posted on: July 25th, 2012
The proposal provides for a continuation of the current income tax laws for one more year, preventing the scheduled expiration of the Bush tax cuts on December 31, 2012. ...

Intentionally Defective Grantor Trusts on the Chopping Block?

Posted on: July 3rd, 2012
Persons who have relied upon certain trusts as a means of limiting estate taxes upon their death might have cause for concern regarding an Obama administration budget proposal for 2013. ...

States Reconsider Death Taxes

Posted on: March 28th, 2012
North Carolina repealed its intangible, inheritance and gift taxes within the last decade or so, but still maintains an estate tax with an exemption equal to the federal amount (currently $5.12 million). ...
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