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GOP Tax Bill Proposes Estate Tax Repeal…Hooray?

On November 2, the GOP released its tax reform bill, known as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (H. R. 1), which proposes to phase out the federal estate tax, a.k.a. the “Death Tax,” over the next five years and beginning in 2018 increase the federal estate tax exemption to $10,000,000 per person. The proposed repeal of the estate tax - while flashy for headlines – does not impact the overwhelming majority of estates, which will be affected by several important factors: the extent of your wealth, and where you live.

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Family Businesses Beware: IRS Shifts Bullseye with Newly Proposed Tax Regulations

With the recent issuance of proposed regulations under Section 2704 of the Internal Revenue Code, the IRS continues to widen its net – this time focusing its efforts on ending, what some have long-perceived to be, preferential estate and gift tax treatment for owners of family-held business interests.

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What Should I Know About Maryland Estate and Gift Taxes in 2014?

On May 15, 2014, Governor O’Malley signed the Maryland legislature’s measure to ease the burden of the Maryland estate tax.

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A Review of the Qualified Personal Residence Trust (QPRT) in Estate Planning

For many individuals seeing rising real estate values and double digit stock market growth prior to 2000, the Qualified Personal Residence Trust (QPRT) represented an ideal way for individuals to remain in their houses while transferring out the future appreciation in the home at a relatively low gift-tax cost. The economic downturn has been a factor in reviewing strategies surrounding QPRTs.

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Past Articles

Increasing Risk of Data Breaches Prompt New Legal Requirements for Maryland Businesses

Although recent data breaches involving large corporations such as Equifax, eBay, Target and Yahoo…

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GOP Tax Bill Proposes Estate Tax Repeal…Hooray?

On November 2, the GOP released its tax reform bill, known as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (H. R. 1),…

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Maryland Condominium and Homeowner Associations Face New Rules for Amendment of Governing Documents

A new law passed by the Maryland General Assembly (House Bill 789, Chapter 480) and signed by Governor…

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Judge awards $0 after Plaintiffs’ counsel seeks $1.1 million in attorneys’ fees after winning bad fa

In a scathing, 100-page opinion from the The U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania,…

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Impact of Overtime Regulations on Employers After DOL Files Reply Brief

Employers now have a clear picture of the Department of Labor’s position on its ability to…

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