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Tax Inflation Changes for 2018

The IRS recently announced what the annual inflation changes will be for some important taxes for estates and those who are planning their estates.

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The IRS recently announced some of those important changes. They could make a difference for people planning their estates, according to the Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog in "Estate Planning Inflation Adjustments for Tax Year 2018 & 2017-2018 Priority Guidance Plan."

Changes include: (SUBJECT TO CHANGE SINCE CONGRESS MAY PASS NEW LAW)

· Lifetime gift tax exemption increased to $5.6 million.

· Annual gift tax limit increased to $15,000.

· Annual gift tax limit to a foreign spouse increased to $152,000.

· Estate tax exemption increased to $5.6 million.

· Failure to file a return within 60 days of due date, to result in a penalty of $215 or 100% of amount due, whichever is lower.

If you have questions about how these changes could impact your estate plan, visit an estate planning attorney.

Reference: Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog (Nov. 8, 2017) "Estate Planning Inflation Adjustments for Tax Year 2018 & 2017-2018 Priority Guidance Plan."

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