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Finance 6.25.2016 Bob LeClair's Finance and Markets Newsletter Issue:864    25-Jun-16

Alexandre Denault, Jonathan Gopman & Barbara Ruiz-Gonzalez: Treasury Department Extends Form 5472 Filing Requirements to Foreign-Owned Domestic Disregarded Entities Steve Leimberg's International Tax Planning Newsletter Issue:12    23-Jun-16

Kevin Hall: New Regulations Affect FIRPTA Filings Steve Leimberg's International Tax Planning Newsletter Issue:11    22-Jun-16

Gary Flotron & Randy Whitelaw: A Comprehensive Perspective on Four UPIA-TOLI Cases, Plus One That Includes the UTC, and Their Astounding Implications for ILIT Trustees, Part 1 of 2 Steve Leimberg's Estate Planning Newsletter Issue:2428    21-Jun-16

Matt McClintock: Nobody Pays Estate Tax Anymore...But Almost Everyone Has a Steve Leimberg's Estate Planning Newsletter Issue:2427    20-Jun-16

Finance 6.18.2016 Bob LeClair's Finance and Markets Newsletter Issue:863    19-Jun-16

Actual Text

Perry Walter Payne et ux. v. Commissioner, T.C. Summ. Op. 2016-30, No. 25006-14S Charitable Deductions Are Denied
updated:24-Jun-16

PLR 201625004 (11 March 2016) IRS Addresses Tax Consequences of Termination of VEBA Trust
updated:24-Jun-16

Mart D. Green v. United States, No. 5:13-cv-01237 District Court Allows Trust to Take Charitable Deduction
updated:24-Jun-16

PLR 201625025 (22 March 2016) IRS Waives Rollover Requirement for IRA Distribution
updated:24-Jun-16

H.R. 5507 Top 1% Accountability Act
updated:24-Jun-16

ABA Tax Section Seeks Guidance on Proposed Estate Basis Reporting Regulations (REG-127923-15)
updated:22-Jun-16

Instant Audio and Podcasts

60 Second Planner

Tax Court Rules Transfer Between Former Spouses is Tax-Free
updated:24-Jun-16

Draft Form 8971 Instructions Prohibit Attachments to Schedule A
updated:21-Jun-16

IRS Extends Time to Make GST Elections
updated:17-Jun-16

Podcasts

Bob Keebler on Asset Protection Planning for IRA Accounts
updated:14-May-16

Keebler and Blattmachr on the Basis Consistency Rules
updated:02-Apr-16

Market Volatility Opens Planning Opportunities
updated:01-Mar-16

The Administration's 2017 Budget Proposals
updated:23-Feb-16

Keebler and Lackner on Form 8971
updated:02-Feb-16

Keebler, Angkatavanich and Dougherty on Estate of Purdue v. Commissioner
updated:11-Jan-16

Keebler and Angkatavanich on Section 2701 Basics
updated:29-Oct-15

Keebler and Blattmachr on Sophisticated GST Tax Planning
updated:06-Aug-15

BlogWatch

Donor-Advised Funds: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
24-Jun-16

Texas Court: Caregiver's Signature Authority Over Account Did Not Create Survivorship Right
22-Jun-16

New Strategies for Preventing Elder Financial Abuse
21-Jun-16

Art Valuation Issues Complicate Estates
19-Jun-16

Duckett v. Enomoto: Round 2
19-Jun-16

Death-With-Dignity Laws: A Physician's Perspective
15-Jun-16

Qualified Charitable IRA Distributions in Depth
15-Jun-16

Transfer of Business Interest Between Former Spouses Qualifies for Nonrecognition Treatment
14-Jun-16

Nebraska Court: Transfers Under Power of Attorney Are Void
13-Jun-16

Journals
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Psychological Issues of Bequests
Stanley H. Teitelbaum and Martin M. Shenkman - Trusts & Estates

Securities Law Considerations for Trusts and Estates Advisors: Part I
Arlene Osterhoudt and Ivan Taback - Trusts & Estates

Israel Taxation of Trusts
Alon Kaplan, Lyat Eyal and Daniel Paserman - Trusts & Estates

“Foreigners” Who Are Actually U.S. Citizens
Joan K. Crain and Myriam Soto - Trusts & Estates

Tips from the Pros: State Tax Stew
Charles A. Redd - Trusts & Estates

Law Threads
(Online Discussions)

Special Report: Summaries from the 2016 Heckerling Institute -- 1/15/2016

Special Report: Summaries from the 2015 Heckerling Institute -- 1/05/2015

Clark Decision Complicates Planning for IRA Owners -- 6/12/2014

Quick Take: Recent Cases Allow Probate of Electronic Wills -- 2/14/2014

Special Report: Summaries from the 2014 Heckerling Institute -- 1/10/2014

Web Links

2016 Annual Report of the Board of Trustees of the Social Security Trust Funds
The Social Security Act requires that the Board, among other duties, report annually to the Congress on the actuarial status and financial operations of the OASI and DI Trust Funds. The 2016 report is the 76th such report. PDF, 272 pages.

Independence, Technology, and Connection in Older Age
This report, from the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology, seeks to identify technologies and policies that will maximize the independence, productivity, and engagement of Americans in their later years. February, 2016.

AICPA Comments on Basis Consistency Proposed Regulations
In a June 1, 2016 letter, the AICPA comments on the proposed regulations under Codes sections 1014(f) and 6035. The AICPA suggests that final regulations omit the "zero basis rule," delete the reporting requirement for subsequent transfers by beneficiaries, and address several other technical issues.

Map: State Estate and Inheritance Taxes
Tennessee repealed its estate tax (confusingly called an inheritance tax by the state) this year, the culmination of a multi-year phase-out, and Indiana completed the repeal of its inheritance tax in 2013. Maryland and New York are in the process of phasing in new, higher estate tax exemptions, eventually matching the federal exemption level ($5.9 million) by 2019. Minnesota is in the process of doubling its exemption from $1 million to $2 million over five years. The District of Columbia is slated to phase in higher exemptions to the estate tax as new revenues become available.

PRACTICAL Tool - American Bar Association
The PRACTICAL Tool aims to help lawyers identify and implement decision-making options for persons with disabilities that are less restrictive than guardianship. It is a joint product of four American Bar Association entities – the Commission on Law and Aging, Commission on Disability Rights, Section on Civil Rights and Social Justice, and Section on Real Property, Trust and Estate Law, with assistance from the National Resource Center for Supported Decision-Making. “PRACTICAL” is an acronym for nine steps for lawyers to identify these options. The lawyer can use the PRACTICAL checklist of steps during the client interview and immediately after to assist in case analysis. The steps blend in naturally with the case interview process. Lawyers serving in different roles may use the steps differently.

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