Now that the “Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010” (the “Act”) is law, it is important to review your current estate plan and documents. As widely reported in the general press, the Act implements new provisions for the estate, gift, and generation-skipping transfer (“GST”) taxes. Currently, these changes are only effective through December 31, 2012. However, it is widely believed these changes may be extended permanently.
Due to these new rules, individuals may be able to simplify their estate plans and associated documents dramatically. The increased gift and GST tax exemptions also provide significant and enhanced opportunities for the lifetime transfer of wealth to future generations at no tax cost.
Our tax lawyers devoted this webinar to a review of the opportunities available for estate planning strategies and how you can maximize them for your family.
You can download a copy of the presentation here.