The Ascendency of Income Tax Planning
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With high income tax rates and a high estate tax exemption, estate planners need to look for opportunities to minimize income taxes without an offsetting estate tax detriment. The current tax environment requires renewed focus on income tax issues that arise in drafting and planning as well as in trust and estate administration.
In a post-ATRA 2012 world, we should regularly consider the following in our practices:
- Grantor trust planning
- Distributions to avoid estate and trust compressed income tax rates
- Net investment income tax
- Strategies to achieve basis step-up