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Gift tax annual exclusion concerns when conveying business interests By Hugh F. Drake Trusts and Estates, October 2012 A recent Tax Court decision in Wimmer v. Commissioner holds that limited partnership interests gifted over a period of years qualified for the gift tax annual exclusion due to the receipt of income distributions from the partnership.
Gift tax annual exclusion concerns when conveying business interests By Hugh F. Drake Business Advice and Financial Planning, September 2012 A recent Tax Court decision in Wimmer v. Commissioner holds that limited partnership interests gifted over a period of years qualified for the gift tax annual exclusion due to the receipt of income distributions from the partnership.
IRS proposes new regulations under Code § 2032—Alternate Valuation for Estate Tax Purposes By Hugh F. Drake Business Advice and Financial Planning, May 2012 Under the IRS' recent revisions, post-mortem changes will affect the federal estate tax value of assets only if they are attributable to 1) economic or market conditions or 2) uncompensated theft or casualty losses that are not deducted under Code §2054.
Cash balance plans—An uncertain fate By Hugh F. Drake Business Advice and Financial Planning, June 2004 Two recent federal court decisions and subsequent congressional action have cast doubt on the future of cash balance pension plans so popular among large businesses.

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