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Trust & Estates Alert

CARES ACT
On March 27, 2020, the President signed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES). . .

Trust & Estates Alert

Tax Filing Deadline Also Extended to July 15
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Trust & Estates Alert

Tax Payment
In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, the IRS has extended the due date . . .

Trust & Estates Alert

March 2020
Like you, we at Blair & Potts are feeling the impact of the coronavirus on day to day life.. . .

Trusts & Estates Advisory - January 2020

As we enter the 2020's, we would like to focus your attention on a number of changes to federal and state laws that may impact your estate and retirement planning. . . .

Trusts & Estates Advisory - January 2019

The Tax and Jobs Act of 2017 (the "2017 Tax Act") doubled the federal gift, estate and generation skipping transfer ("GST") tax exemptions from their previous levels. In 2019, the inflation adjusted . . .

Trusts & Estates Advisory - June 2016

Estate Planning Techniques in a Low Interest Rate Environment
Interest rates remain at historic lows and it seems that rates will not be rising as quickly as most commentators once thought. Consequently, there are several estate planning techniques clients should . . .

Trusts & Estates Alert - January 14, 2013

Congress Avoids Fiscal Cliff
President Obama recently signed into law The American Taxpayer Relief Act (ATRA). As many of you know, the passage of ATRA was necessary for the United States to avoid the "fiscal cliff" of expiring . . .

Trusts & Estates Advisory - September 2012

As discussed in our June 2012 Trusts & Estates Advisory, the Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization and Job Creation Act of 2012 (the "Act"), altered the federal estate, gift and generation-skipping . . .

Trusts & Estates Advisory - June 2012

Under legislation passed at the end of 2010, Congress increased the federal estate, gift, and generation-skipping transfer ("GST") tax exemptions to $5,000,000 per person (indexed for inflation) with . . .

Trusts & Estates Alert - November 2011

As you know, we are just days away from the so-called Congressional "Super Committee" issuing its recommendations for reducing the national deficit.. . .

Trusts & Estates Alert - July 2011

Recent changes in Connecticut law could have significant impact on existing estate plans.. . .

GST Tax Planning Presentation - February 14, 2011

Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Re-Authorization and Job Creation Act of 2010 - Generation Skipping Transfer-Tax Issues Estate and Gift Planning - Presentation to Fairfield County Bar Association. . .

Analysis of 2010 Tax Act

After much anticipation, President Obama signed the Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010 (the "Act") on December 17, 2010. The Act provides a reprieve for . . .

Estate Planning Alert - December 21, 2010

As you have likely heard, President Obama recently signed into law the Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010 (the "Act"). . .

Year-End Planning Opportunities - December 7, 2010

As 2010 draws to a close, it appears that there is finally an agreement in Washington to extend the Bush-era income tax rates. The latest word, as of the date of this letter, indicates that the income . . .

2009 Year-End Tax and Estate Planning Summary

As the year comes to a close, we would like to take this opportunity to provide you with an overview of some of the more interesting changes to the tax law. Now is a good time to review your estate plan . . .

2008 Year-End Tax and Estate Planning Summary

With 2008 coming to a close, we wanted to take this opportunity to apprise you of recent changes in our tax laws. As we have . . .

Introduction to Estate Administration

The administration of an estate involves, at its most basic level, the distribution of an individual’s probate assets remaining after all final debts, taxes and expenses have been paid. If the . . .

Introduction to Estate Planning

Estate planning is a highly personal process of creating, and then maintaining, arrangements for managing your assets during your lifetime and then disposing of them at death. Your estate plan must be . . .

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