Update on Proposed Tax Changes Affecting Estate Planning


The White House released a retooled framework for the Build Back Better Act on October 28, 2021. Notable aspects of the Biden framework that will affect estate planning include estate and gift tax exemptions, grantor trusts, valuation rules, and the new surtax on high earners and non-grantor trusts—which could bring the total surtax to 8%). If this proposed legislation moves forward in its current form, it provides more time to use traditional estate planning techniques.

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