Don’t stop giving – Lifetime gifts remain a smart estate planning strategy
Abstract: Lawmakers may have made high gift and estate tax exemptions “permanent,” but this simply means that no expiration date has been set. Congress could still reduce the exemptions down the road. But, in any event, and regardless of one’s net worth, gifting continues to offer several tax benefits and can provide some insurance against future tax law changes. This article describes how a lifetime gifting program can be beneficial not only in regard to gift and estate taxes, but income taxes as well.