What you need to know about the “For the 99.5% Act” {PFP Section}


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Guest: Bob Keebler, CPA/PFS

This bill, introduced into the US Senate on March 25, 2021, could lay the groundwork for what’s ahead with changes to estate, gift, and trust rules. If passed, the effective date would be December 31st, 2021 and would result in significant increases to federal estate and gift tax. In this PFP Section podcast episode, Bob Keebler, CPA/PFS, fills you in on:

  • The key provisions, including a 3.5 million estate exemption, 1 million gift exemption, and a 20k cap on annual exclusion gifts
  • Changes to the GRAT, grantor trust, and valuation discount planning techniques
  • Expansion of conservation easements and the special use valuations for farms
  • What you need to consider with clients before enactment

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