Estate Administration

Inheritance tax: Exemptions for Farms and Small Businesses: Fourth and Last in a Series

Effective for decedents dying after July 9, 2013, there is a new inheritance tax exemption for qualified family-owned businesses. The law provides: “A transfer of a qualified family-owned business interest to one or more transferees is exempt from inheritance tax, if the qualified family-owned business interest . . . .continues to be owned by a… Read More

Affordable Care Act 3.8% Surtax on Net Investment Income

A new 3.8% surtax on certain investment income starts January 1, 2013, as part of the health care reform legislation. It applies to net investment income of higher-income individuals. The 3.8% surtax is in addition to your regular income tax, and it is also in addition to any alternative minimum tax. “Net investment income” includes… Read More