An uncertain tax climate – An estate tax repeal might result in negative tax consequences for some families
Abstract: It’s clear that tax reform is a high priority for the Trump administration and Republican leaders in Congress. In particular, the federal estate tax remains a prime target of some lawmakers. One possible scenario is that this tax will be repealed, with modifications to related tax law provisions. This article discusses current estate tax laws and the potential problems that may arise for family members if (or when) estate tax laws are changed. A sidebar examines income tax problems that may arise when gifting securities.