Capital Gains Tax

Make a Gift Before 2021

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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 […]

Capital Gains Tax

New Jersey Estate Tax—Permanent Repeal?

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As many of you know, the new Democratic Governor of New Jersey, Phil Murphy, was engaged in a recent budget showdown with members of his own party.  A last minute government shutdown was avoided, however, as the legislature and the Governor came to terms on a variety of tax increases and spending priorities.  For more […]

Estate Tax

Estate Tax Exemption Limit Changes for 2018

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Estate Tax Exemption Limit Changes for 2018

While the House and Senate are considering competing tax proposals, including a proposal to eliminate the federal estate tax, it is worth noting that the IRS has released Revenue Procedure 2017-58 which provides inflationary updates for a number of provisions in the Internal Revenue Code, including Estate Tax Exemption Limits. Assuming that the Republicans do not […]

Estate Tax

New Jersey Estate Tax Deal

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New Jersey Estate Tax Deal

According to various news reports, it appears that New Jersey will officially be eliminating the estate tax.  The deal to eliminate the estate tax is part of a larger deal that increases the gas tax, reduces the sales tax slightly, gives the working poor a larger tax credit, gives a tax cut on retirement income […]

Estate Administration

Trouble with Probate

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Probate

Sometimes probate can be a simple process.  Sometimes it can be a royal nightmare… and sometimes it can be an expensive royal nightmare. I’m not sure if it is a sign of the times or just a coincidence, but our office has had numerous estates where the probate has not been very easy.  To give […]