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Beyer Beware: An Examination of a Family Limited Partnership Gone Wrong

The opinion issued on Sept. 29, 2016, in the case of Estate of Edward G. Beyer v. Commissioner of Internal Revenue was the culmination of an estate planning exercise that had an unfortunate ending for everyone involved (other than the IRS). The case involved a number of failed estate planning techniques. Background The situation began … Continue Reading

What do Prince, Michael Jackson, and Whitney Houston Have in Common?

Michael Jackson, Prince and Whitney Houston each revolutionized the music industry and impacted popular music for decades. We all appreciate how Michael Jackson moonwalked across the stage, Prince made it (purple) rain and Whitney Houston will always love you. These impactful artists changed, and continue to change, the music landscape. What do Michael Jackson, Whitney … Continue Reading

New Basis Reporting Requirements (and Penalties) for Decedents’ Estates

FEBRUARY 2, 2016 UPDATE: The final version of Form 8971 and the Instructions have been posted by the IRS. On July 31, President Obama signed into law the Surface Transportation and Veterans Health Care Choice Improvement Act (the “Act”) to reauthorize the Highway Trust Fund’s spending authority for another three months. To offset the legislation’s … Continue Reading