Ways the Administration Wants to Modify the Tax Rules for Certain Trusts

Taxes are not just for individuals—they can impact certain types of trusts as well. Whether a trust pays its own taxes or whether the taxes are paid by the trust’s beneficiaries or the trustmaker depends on several factors. Grantor Retained Annuity Trusts If the trust is a grantor trust (a type of trust where the […]

Estate Planning when So Much Is Uncertain

Taxpayers should, of course, carefully consider whether to engage in a lifetime gifting strategy, which has other considerations beyond just estate taxes (such as the tradeoff with the ‘step‑up’ in basis, and non-tax family related considerations).