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Recently the Elder Law Listserv has had a series of comments regarding documentary stamps on transfers between spouses. This article briefly covers this topic as well as provides an update on current law.

Congress enacted the Taxpayer First Act of 2019 (“TFA”). This Act became effective July 1, 2019, although some provisions have a later effective date. This Act is almost completely focused on IRS procedures and operations. It has been described as the largest change to IRS structure and procedure in 20 years.

What is commonly referred to as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) changed the law by disallowing deductions for entertainment, amusement or recreation expenses. This left many wondering “what about business meals”?

With a significant increase in the estate tax exemption amount, it is worth reviewing some of the tax aspects of immediate pre-mortem planning. While estate taxes are still a concern for some clients, for most clients, the main issue is the basis of the estate’s assets, as it has been for many years. Tax planning as part of estate planning is basis planning. For many, it is all about the basis.

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West Palm Beach, Florida (Tuesday, July 10, 2018) - Michael A. Lampert, Esq., a board-certified tax lawyer in West Palm Beach, is honored to announce his re-election as president of the Alpert Jewish Family & Children’s Services.

Over the last year our office has handled the defense of a number of attorneys acting as FIRPTA withholding agents facing FIRPTA withholding penalties.  These cases have generally occurred due to late submission to the IRS (Service) of the withheld funds.