Estate Tax Law Changes

2018 Legislative Update

After Congress passed the Tax Cut and Jobs Act of 2017 the Comptroller’s Office came up with estimates of substantial revenue increases for Maryland as the loss of deductions on the Federal return carried over to State return. The Comptroller’s...

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2018 Tax Update

2018 Tax Update

  Changes in the income tax for 2018 will affect many of our clients. Here are the limits the estate and gift tax numbers for 2018: The annual gift tax exclusion is $15,000 The Federal Estate tax exemption is $11,200,000 The Maryland Estate...

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WealthCounsel Symposium

Earlier this month I spent a week attending an estate planning conference in San Diego with many of my colleagues from across the country. No magic formula or big changes were touted. Much of the conference focused on relating to our clients...

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Trust Taxes

In August I attended an Advanced Estate Planning Conference put on by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. You may wonder why an attorney would spend three days listening to speakers talk about taxes. The reason is that taxes...

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