Tax Relief act provides temporary certainty for your estate plan
Abstract: In recent years, estate planning has been a challenge. The recently enacted Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization and Job Creation Act of 2010 provides welcome certainty in regard to estate planning, but only through 2012. This article looks at the estate tax regime that has been in effect since 2001, and how the new Tax Relief act affects it. A sidebar chart lists the specific exemptions and rates in effect for 2009 through 2013 for gift, estate and generation-skipping transfer (GST) taxes.