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The IRS released Rev. Proc. 2019-44 announcing, among other things, the amount of the annual estate and gift tax exemptions for 2020. To wit:

  • The annual individual gift tax exemption remains at $15,000 per beneficiary;
  • The individual lifetime gift tax exemption and the estate tax exemption increases to $11,580,000;
  • The super annual exclusion for gifts made to a noncitizen spouse increases to $157,000; and
  • Receipts and gifts from foreign entities and certain types of foreign trusts exceeding $16,649 in 2020 must be reported by the beneficiary, in addition to paying the corresponding income tax.

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As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please call (800) 694-6604 and make an appointment to take advantage of these new limits.

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