Using an FLP as an income tax planning tool
Abstract: For many years, family limited partnerships (FLPs) have been a popular vehicle for consolidating and managing family wealth while reducing gift and estate taxes. Now that fewer people are subject to these taxes, an FLP may have lost some of its appeal as an estate planning tool. But with individual income tax rates at their highest level in years, it’s important to not overlook an FLP’s potential as an income tax planning tool. Transferring limited partnership interests to children or other family members in lower tax brackets can reduce a family’s overall tax liability.