Income Tax Planning Strategies for Estate Plans Under the TCJA

Overview

Under the current Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), a wide range of income tax planning techniques can be used as part of the estate planning process. One primary technique includes a focus on managing low-basis assets to achieve a step-up basis. Other techniques center around the beneficiary deemed owned trust. While more than one technique can be used in estate planning, caution should be taken when considering which technique is appropriate for you. 

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