Tag Archives: Spousal Lifetime Access Trust

Under new guidance from the IRS, widows and widowers who missed the deadline to claim a deceased spouse’s unused estate and lifetime gift tax exemptions as their own may have up to five years to make this portability election and shield more of their wealth from future tax liabilities. Understanding Portability U.S. tax laws provide […]

One of the basic principles behind proper estate planning is to help ensure decedents’ hard-earned wealth passes to their heirs in the most tax-efficient manner, which often means minimizing exposure to federal estate and gift taxes. While there are a variety of trust vehicles and other strategies individuals may use to achieve this goal, a […]