Planning with Portability Do-Overs (But Only for a Limited Time)
5 Pages Posted: 15 Apr 2014 Last revised: 22 Apr 2014
Date Written: April 7, 2014
In this article, the authors discuss Rev. Proc. 2014-18, in which the IRS provides some estates with a simplified method for making a portability election and having that election treated as timely even though the statutory deadline may have passed. The authors suggest that once the estate tax exemption of a first spouse to die has been preserved under Rev. Proc. 2014-18, an effective estate plan for the surviving spouse may include creating and funding a lifetime trust structured as a grantor trust.
Keywords: estate tax, portability, election, tax, Revenue Procedure
JEL Classification: K34, K19
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