When the IRS Won't Accept a Joint Return Filed by a Surviving Spouse

In our practice, we often advise and assist surviving spouses.  A recent communication from the IRS illustrates how a surviving spouse cannot file an amended return with her deceased husband.  The wife and her husband had timely filed a joint … read more

What's the IRS' Perspective on 2010 Estate and Gift Tax?

I recently attended a breakfast during which Wesley Scott, with the Office of Chief, Estate and Gift Tax Program at the Internal Revenue Service spoke on this topic.  He began his presentation by noting that he could not comment on … read more

So you think that the Estate Taxes will be repealed in 2010

In 2001, as part of the Economic Growth and Tax Relief Reconciliation Act of 2001, Congress repealed the estate and generation skipping transfer tax effective for persons dying in 2010. However, after this one-year repeal the taxes are scheduled to … read more


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