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Gutierrez on marital deduction planning

Max Gutierrez

Gutierrez on marital deduction planning

core techniques in marital estate plans

by Max Gutierrez

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Published by MCLE in Boston, MA .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Marital deduction -- Law and legislation -- United States.,
  • Inheritance and transfer tax -- Law and legislation -- United States.

  • Edition Notes

    Other titlesMarital deduction planning
    StatementMax Gutierrez, Jr.
    ContributionsMassachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Inc. (1982- )
    The Physical Object
    Paginationx, 136 p. ;
    Number of Pages136
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL16609179M
    LC Control Number96077191

    Although an estate tax deduction is no longer available for lump sum distributions under qualified pension and profit-sharing plans, there are some planning possibilities that remain for approved plans. To qualify for the unlimited marital deduction, the surviving spouse of the decedent must be a U. While the marital deduction trusts are designed to minimize the overall estate taxes that may be paid upon both spouse's deaths, it is always important to remember that one's own intentions for the disposition of one's assets should take precedence over the tax savings. For example, if a surviving spouse receives the right to use property for life, such as in a life estate, but upon his or her death, it passes to your designated beneficiary, that property interest is a terminable interest. If you fail to plan ahead, however, the unlimited marital deduction may be the only way for your estate to avoid paying gift and estate taxes.

    While that still subjects the estate to the payment of gift and estate taxes, the amount owed in taxes is significantly less. The Marital Deduction and Estate Taxes By properly using the marital deduction, a married couple may be able to delay federal estate and gift taxes until the surviving spouse has passed. Whether you need to take advantage of this type of trust depends on several factors, such as the value of your estate, the value of your spouse's estate, and your estate planning goals. The vacation home would not qualify for the marital deduction in Wilma's estate. Without any further deductions or adjustments, the estate would then owe 40 percent of the combined total in federal gift and estates taxes.

    Although the federal gift and estate tax rate once fluctuated on a regular basis, the American Taxpayer Relief Act of ATRA permanently set the rate at 40 percent. At the trustee's option, the income can be accumulated. However, to use the federal estate tax marital deduction, you must be married to a person who is a citizen of the United States. While the publisher has been diligent in attempting to provide accurate information, the accuracy of the information cannot be guaranteed. Since the Executor may request a 6 month extension for filing the estate tax return, the Executor in effect has 15 months in which to determine whether to make the QTIP election. The surviving spouse receives a stepped-up basis for income tax purposes on property qualifying for the marital deduction.


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Gutierrez on marital deduction planning book

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Qualifying for the Marital Deduction The marital deduction only applies to transfers of property between spouses. However, in larger estates that may face estate tax liability, some estate planning lawyers suggest married couples avoid owning property as joint tenants.

The deferral of tax liability also postpones the possible need to sell off assets that the surviving spouse might wish to preserve in order to obtain funds to satisfy the tax liability.

Estate Trust The estate trust is a special kind of trust that qualifies for the marital deduction. Contact Marital Deduction Planning The basic idea behind estate tax planning is that one should pass to one's spouse, through the estate tax "marital deduction," the minimum amount of assets necessary to eliminate federal estate taxes.

The unlimited marital deduction, as the name implies, allows a taxpayer to gift an unlimited amount Gutierrez on marital deduction planning book assets to a spouse at the time of death without incurring a tax on the transfer of those assets. Bequests, etc. The proceeds can qualify for the marital deduction if: they are paid in installments or under the interest-only option to the spouse but no one else for life, the periodic payments are made annually or at more frequent intervals, the spouse has an unrestricted general power of appointment over the proceeds, and no one else has a power of appointment over the proceeds.

People who have supported charities during their lifetime may wish to consider charitable gifts in their Will as long as the security of the family is not affected. Under Rev. The value of trust principal which is given to charity following the death of the income beneficiary - usually a family member - is also deductible for estate and income tax purposes if the trust is properly drafted.

Therefore, an estate trust can be set up without satisfying the 1st 2 rules above and still qualify for the marital deduction, as long as the last rule is satisfied. Most wills and trust documents have provisions that require beneficiaries to survive the donor of the property by a specified amount of time, usually 30 to 60 days.

On the other hand, an unnecessary QTIP election will occasion of fewer harsh results. While that still subjects the estate to the payment of gift and estate taxes, the amount owed in taxes is significantly less.

The Marital Deduction and Estate Taxes By properly using the marital deduction, a married couple may be able to delay federal estate and gift taxes until the surviving spouse has passed. However, accumulating wealth is not enough. Resources United States Code: Title 26, There is no limitation on the value of the property that can qualify for the marital deduction.THE MARITAL DEDUCTION-USE AND FORM OF THE MARITAL BEQUEST-FREDERIC SAMMOND** I.

INTRODUCTION AND SCOPE OF SUBJECT. When the Congress adopted the principle of the marital de-duction for estate and gift taxes, it opened a subject that would occupy and fascinate lawyers in estate planning and estate administration for. The marital deduction is a powerful planning tool which must be used carefully in order to meet both the forest landowner’s objectives and legal constraints on the transfer of property.

The survivor’s estate, his (her) general state of Use of the Marital Deduction in Estate Planning. What Is the Marital Deduction? sylvaindez.com 2 Estate planning for high net worth families has everything to do with estate tax efficiency strategies. It takes careful planning to preserve your wealth for the well-being of those that will be left behind after you pass away.

The estate argued that Sec. was a legal fiction, and, therefore, the marital deduction should be increased to reflect that fiction. The Tax Court rejected this argument based on the statutory provisions for the marital deduction and the policy behind the marital deduction.

Marital deduction is a type of tax law that allows a person to give assets to his or her spouse with reduced or no tax imposed upon the transfer. Some marital deduction laws even apply to transfers made postmortem. The right to receive property conveys ownership for tax purposes.

What Is the Federal Estate Tax Marital Deduction? sylvaindez.com 4 She could then return to her country of citizenship, inheritance in tow.

If she was to die in that country, the United States Internal Revenue Service would not be able to levy a death tax. This is why the unlimited marital deduction is only extended to citizen spouses.