Section 2704 of the Internal Revenue Code provides for special rules relating to the valuation of transfers of business interests to certain family members for estate, gift, and generation-skipping transfer tax purposes (collectively the “transfer taxes”). Practically, § 2704 limits the ability to lower the value of a business interest as determined for transfer tax […]
Orlando, Fla. – The executive committee of the Florida Agriculture Financial Management Conference (FAFMC) recently announced the dates for this year’s conference on August 27-28, 2015 at the Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate. Some of the nation’s leading agricultural and economic experts will be in Orlando to address financial strategies impacting one of Florida’s top […]
Brian Malec on Florida’s Family Trust Company Legislation Brian M. Malec, attorney in our Orlando office, recently co-authored Florida Enacts Family Trust Company Legislation with Scott A. Bowman. The article was published in ActionLine; Fall 2014 edition. Brian was one of the principal authors of Florida’s Family Trust Company Legislation. Click HERE to view the article.
Jay and Gloria are a wealthy, married couple. Jay has an adult daughter from a previous marriage. Her name is Claire. Gloria also has a child from a previous marriage, a 12-year-old boy named Manny. Jay and Gloria have a daughter together. Her name is Chloe. Jay is old enough to be Gloria’s father. The […]
A child was supposedly told by his parent that he would receive some kind of inheritance, whether money, real estate or a savings account. After the parent passed away, it was found that the child was not named in the parent’s will, and was in fact specifically omitted. Can this exclusion be challenged under Florida […]
How to Modify a Credit Shelter Trust without Destroying Tax Benefits A credit shelter trust, often referred to as the “Family Trust,” helps married couples avoid estate taxes when passing assets to their heirs. Upon the death of the settlor, the spouse benefits from the trust assets and the income they generate for the remainder […]
Dean Mead’s Government Relations, Lobbying and Administrative Law industry team are pleased to provide a summary report of the highlights from the 2014 Florida Legislative Session. March 24, 2014 Annual Appropriations. As week 4 of the Session begins, both Houses are preparing to bring their $74 billion spending plans for the coming fiscal to the floor […]
In an extremely important taxpayer victory, the United States Tax Court issued a memorandum opinion upholding the use of a defined value formula clause to fix the value of the donor’s gift for federal gift tax purposes. Wandry v. Commissioner, T.C. Memo 2012-88 (March 26, 2012). This type of formula clause is intended to prevent […]