For 2022, the lifetime gift and estate tax exemption has reached a whopping $12.06 million ($24.12 million for married couples). As a result, few people will be subject to federal gift taxes. If your wealth is well within the exemption amount, does that mean there is no need to file gift tax returns? Not necessarily.
On April 27, 2022, the IRS issued proposed regulations intended to provide additional clarity on the estate and gift tax “anti-clawback” provision adopted by the Service in late 2019. The proposed regulations would exclude certain lifetime gifts that are treated as includible in the donor’s gross estate from the favorable treatment provided by the anti-clawback rules.
Individuals who have retired may expect that their taxes will become simpler than they were prior to retirement, with little or no need for tax planning. While in some cases this may be true, often there are new and more complex issues that require careful consideration and consultation with advisors.
As 2020 comes to a close, individuals and businesses are looking to carry out their year-end tax planning in a potentially changing political landscape. Although Vice President Joe Biden is expected to be sworn in as president on January 20, 2021 and Democrats have maintained control of the House of Representatives, the Senate remains undecided because of two run-off races in Georgia scheduled for January 5, 2021.
With all eyes on the November election, many are wondering what impact the upcoming presidential and congressional races might have on estate planning. To provide answers, Bennett Thrasher’s Estates & Trusts practice partnered with BT Wealth Management and Djuric Spratt to present, “Estate Planning in an Election Year.”
2020 has been a year of unprecedented uncertainty for many individuals and businesses, with the coronavirus pandemic wreaking havoc on the economy, financial markets, industry segments, financial prospects for individual companies and the valuations of asset holdings. More change could be coming this fall, with an election, the prospect of a new administration on the horizon and the uncertainty of future economic conditions.
For 2020, the lifetime gift and estate tax exemption has reached a whopping $11.58 million ($23.16 million for married couples). As a result, few people will be subject to federal gift taxes. If your wealth is well within the exemption amount, does that mean there’s no need to file gift tax returns? Not necessarily.