Much Ado About Nothing?

Forbes has this article discussing the Treasury Department’s withdrawal of the controversial §7504 regulations. These regulations yielded some 30,000 comments to the IRS, many of which were quite critical about how the proposed regulations would negatively affect estate planning, and the IRS listened.

Estate planning expert Jonathan Blattmachr notes that the IRS’ proposed regulations would be “moot” if the estate tax were repealed, as the Administration wants as part of tax reform. But Blattmachr notes, the IRS withdrawing the regulations avoids adding further wrinkles or complications to gift tax plans.

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