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Estate Planning in 2018 - Kansas City

Date
10/11/2018

Change in Direction:
Undoing Estate Tax Planning In Favor of Income
Tax Basis Planning 

Thursday, October 11
8:00 am | Breakfast and Check-In
8:30-9:30 am | Seminar 

Lathrop Gage Building
2345 Grand Blvd, Suite 2200
Kansas City, MO 64108



For decades, the rule of thumb in estate planning has been to move wealth out of the taxable estate to avoid estate tax, often at the expense of getting a step-up in tax basis at death that eliminates built-in capital gain. However, after the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 increased the estate tax exemption to $11.18 million per person, many trusts, family limited partnerships and other closely-held entities are not just obsolete, but counterproductive. Many plans and structures that are no longer needed to avoid estate tax could be altered to achieve the maximum possible step-up in basis and elimination of capital gain, while still avoiding estate tax. The following will be discussed:
 

  • Decanting or modifying irrevocable generation-skipping trusts to cause inclusion in the taxable estate, beginning with the highest-gain assets;
  • Changing or dissolving family limited partnerships or other closely-held entities to reduce or eliminate discounts that reduce the step-up in basis at death;
  • Transferring assets back to higher generations for the purpose of getting a step-up in basis and eliminating capital gain;
  • The duties of trustees to review and modify trusts to capitalize on the tax benefits available under the new law;
  • The risks of changing trusts or entities given that the increased estate tax exemption is scheduled to expire after 2025.

Parking:
Validated parking available in our garage at 2345 Grand Blvd. 

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Questions? 
Contact Kara at 
KThompson@lathropgage.com 
816.460.5378