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The American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 (the “Act”), which includes a variety of changes to the Internal Revenue Code, will affect most American taxpayers. In this article, we will address the key estate tax, gift tax and generation-skipping transfer (GST) tax elements of the legislation.
Prior to passage of the Act, the federal estate tax, gift tax and GST tax laws were scheduled to change dramatically as of January 1, 2013. For example, although the gift tax exemption was $5,120,000 in 2012, it was scheduled to be reduced to $1,000,000 in 2013. The gift tax rate (for amounts above the exemption) was a flat 35% in 2012, but was scheduled to revert to a graduated tax with a top rate of 55% in 2013…. MORE >
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