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Recent Commentary

Planning for the Home: What to Do With the Old One

Wednesday, March 7, 2007
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In this article, derived from his speech to the Planned Giving Round Table at THE ASSOCIATED on March 7, 2007, Mr. Kallina addresses what to do with the family home as parents begin to age. The subject matter briefly covers (1) Qualified Personal Residence Trusts; (2) the use of revocable trusts; (3) gifting remainder interests to charity and retaining a life estate; (4) the basics of reverse mortgages; and (5) the problems of real estate in probate.

TE/GE Announces Changes to IDR Process

Tuesday, December 6, 2016
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Starting April 1, 2017, TE/GE examiners auditing tax exempt organizations must follow a different procedure when issuing information document requests ("IDRs"). Examiners will be setting shorter deadlines, granting fewer extensions, and will have less discretion with missed deadlines.

Graev: Divided Court Sustains Penalty in Facade Easement Case

Thursday, December 1, 2016

A divided Tax Court in Graev v. Commissioner sustained the imposition of a 20% penalty on the understatement of income tax liabilities. The issue was whether IRS had complied with statutory requirements in issuing the deficiency notice.

Selling Section 1250 Real Property in a CRT

Thursday, November 5, 2015

This case study illustrates the use of a CRT to defer gain on the sale of depreciated rental property.