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Actual Text

Notice 2015-2, 2015-4 IRB 334 Application of Retroactive Increase in Excludable Transit Benefits
updated:27-Mar-15

American Council on Gift Annuities Statement to Finance Committee's Individual Income Tax Group
updated:27-Mar-15

United States v. Elaine T. Marshall et al., No. 12-20804 (10 November 2014) Fifth Circuit Affirms Gift Tax Liability
updated:27-Mar-15

PLR 201511003 (16 October 2014) IRS Addresses Tax Consquences of Sale of Trust Property
updated:27-Mar-15

Wells Fargo Bank v. Barber, 2015 WL 470589 (M.D.Fla., Feb. 4, 2015) Interest in LLC is Debtor Property Subject to Creditors
updated:26-Mar-15

Amendment to H.R. 1105, the Death Tax Repeal Act of 2015, Approved by House Ways & Means Committee
updated:26-Mar-15

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Tax Court Denies Charitable Set-Aside Deduction in Belmont
updated:04-Mar-15

IRS Approves Extension of Time to Recharacterize Roth IRA
updated:23-Feb-15

IRA Payable to Trust May Be Distributed In Kind
updated:18-Feb-15

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updated:18-Mar-15

Asset Protection Planning with Self-Settled Trusts
updated:27-Feb-15

Keebler and Blattmachr on Elkins
updated:07-Oct-14

Keebler and Batson on Charitable Remainder Trusts
updated:18-Aug-14

Asset Protection and Income Tax Planning for IRAs after Clark
updated:01-Aug-14

Bob Keebler and Michael Goller on IRS Circular 230
updated:20-Jun-14

Keebler, Blattmachr and Gans on Estate of Trombetta
updated:14-May-14

Keebler, Oshins and Lipkind on the Newest NING Trust PLR
updated:07-Mar-14

BlogWatch

PA Restricts Lawyers from Giving Financial Advice
28-Mar-15

Lawyers Beware: The Accountants Are Coming After Your Business
26-Mar-15

House Committee Approves Estate Tax Repeal
26-Mar-15

Tax Court Allows $11 Million Loss on Horse Farm
24-Mar-15

T&E Lawyers at Big Firms
24-Mar-15

Slott: Roth IRA Can Beat 529 Plan for Education Savings
23-Mar-15

Evaluating a Lump-Sum Pension Offer
23-Mar-15

Editorial: Aid in Dying Legislation Should Advance
22-Mar-15

Planned Sale of Donated Books Spurs Controversy
21-Mar-15

Journals
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The Built-In Gains Discount for Transfer Tax Purposes
Robert E. Dallman - Journal of Taxation

The Will as an Implied Unilateral Arbitration Contract
E. Gary Spitko - Florida Law Review

Estate Planning Ideas for Private Equity Fund Managers
Ivan Taback and Nathan R. Brown - Estate Planning

Vacation Home Succession Planning Can Be Serious Business
David W. Burleigh - Estate Planning

Use of Foreseeable Postmortem Events In Valuing Estate
Audrey G. Young - Estate Planning

Law Threads
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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

Does Portability Create a Property Interest? -- 12/09/2013

Web Links

AICPA letter to Treasury Regarding Portability Filings - March 19, 2015
In this letter, the AICPA requests that the IRS and Treasury: 1) Expand Rev. Proc. 2014-18 to provide a permanent extension until 15 months after the date of death to file for portability; 2) Provide a short form 706-EZ to make the portability election; and 3) Allow the surviving spouse to file for portability, even if the surviving spouse is not the executor of the estate of the deceased spouse.

General Explanation of Tax Legislation Enacted in the 113th Congress
This document, prepared by the staff of the Joint Committee on Taxation in consultation with the staffs of the House Committee on Ways and Means and the Senate Committee on Finance, provides an explanation of tax legislation enacted in the 113th Congress.

AICPA Compendium of Tax Legislative Proposals
This March 17, 2015 letter from the AICPA to key legislators outlines the Institute's tax code simplification and technical proposals. Of the 34 proposals, six relate to estate and gift tax and three relate to exempt organizations. 93 pp. PDF

Elder Justice Initiative -- Department of Justice
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Facts & Figures 2015: How Does Your State Compare? - Tax Foundation
How do taxes in your state compare nationally? This convenient pocket-size booklet compares the 50 states on many different measures of taxing and spending, including individual and corporate income tax rates, business tax climates, excise taxes, tax burdens and state spending.

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