Capital Gains Tax

Make a Gift Before 2021

Posted on
Give a Gift before 2021 | The Pollock Firm LLC

I try very hard not to be political in these blog posts. I also try not to speculate on what the government may or may not do as they frequently compromise in an unpredicted manner. However, I would be remise if I didn’t talk about the fact that Joseph Biden is ahead in most of […]

Diclaimer

What is a Disclaimer Trust?

Posted on
Disclaimer Trust

A Disclaimer Trust is a special type of trust often created under a Will (or as a sub-trust of a revocable living trust).  In order to understand Disclaimer Trusts, you first need to understand what a disclaimer is and what happens when you make a disclaimer so that you can understand the purpose and mechanics of Disclaimer Trusts. […]

Compromise Tax

Reasons to Value a Trust

Posted on
Reasons to Value a Trust

Recently I gave a lecture on the valuation of trusts.  While I am not an accountant nor am I a valuation expert, I live and breathe trusts… and frequently the question comes up, what is value of a particular beneficiary’s interest in a trust. Keep in mind, just because a trust is worth $1M, it […]

Federal Estate Tax

2016 Federal Estate Tax Exemption Amount

Posted on
2016 Federal Estate Tax Exemption Amount

The IRS recently released Revenue Procedure 2015-53, announcing the inflation adjustments to many tax provisions.  Of note, the unified credit against the federal estate tax for Calendar Year 2016 is $5,450,000.  This is up from $5,430,000 in 2015. The annual gift tax exclusion of $14,000 per person/per donee remains the same.  However, the annual gift […]