News & Insights
This annual update summarizes the current status of the estate and gift tax rates and exemptions at the federal and state levels (Connecticut, New York and Florida) and highlights key provisions of these important state law developments.
This chart details the federal estate and gift tax rates and exemptions for the period 2017-2026.
This chart details the Connecticut estate and gift tax rates and exemptions for the period 2017-2026.
This uniform lifetime table details the minimum distributions allowed from traditional IRAs from the ages of 70 through 90.
IRS Confirms Gifts Using Higher Exemption Amounts Won’t Be “Clawed back” for Estate Tax Purposes After 2025November 22, 2019
The Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service have officially confirmed that in the event the federal gift and estate tax exemptions are reduced in the future, taxpayers will not be penalized with a “clawback” for the use of higher exemption amounts.
Cummings & Lockwood’s Private Clients Group in Stamford and Greenwich hosted its 2019 Professional Advisors Seminar on Thursday, November 21, 2019, at the Inn at Longshore in Westport, Connecticut.
In this video, Rachel Rhein Zarghami, a Counsel in Cummings & Lockwood’s Private Clients Group, reviews the 2019 year-end Federal, Connecticut and New York estate, gift and generation-skipping transfer tax laws, as well as the laws of other states that have changed their estate tax exemptions. (4:05)
In this video, Jessie A. Gilbert, a Principal in Cummings & Lockwood’s Private Clients Group, discusses the Connecticut Uniform Trust Code which was effective on January 1, 2020. This Act is a major revision to the trust law in Connecticut, containing many changes to the administration of trusts in Connecticut and creating some new planning opportunities for clients in Connecticut. (16:53)
In this video, Daniel P. Fitzgerald, a Principal in Cummings & Lockwood’s Private Clients Group, discusses the Directed Trust Act which is part of the new trust legislation in Connecticut. (13:03)
In this video, Laura Weintraub Beck and Margaret A. Deluca, Principals in Cummings and Lockwood’s Private Clients Group, discuss Connecticut Domestic Asset Protection Trusts, part of sweeping trust legislation which became effective on January 1, 2020. (28:43)
In this video, David T. Martin, a Principal in Cummings & Lockwood’s Litigation Group, discusses domicile audits and appeals. Connecticut and other states continue to aggressively audit income and estate tax returns, claiming that individuals are domiciled in such state. (8:34)
In this video, Michael P. Kaelin, a Principal in Cummings & Lockwood’s Litigation Group, discusses the nature of a Will contest and how there has been a significant rise in Probate litigation in Connecticut. He reviews when a Will and other estate planning documents and structures can be contested and whether such claims might be successful. (22:25)