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Estate-Tax Minefield
Friday, June 1, 2012

The rest of this year promises to be very challenging for planners with wealthy clients. The federal exemptions on gift and estate taxes currently stand at $5.12 million, but they are scheduled to drop to $1 million in 2013 unless lawmakers act. In addition, President Obama's proposals for next year's budget would undermine many powerful wealth-transfer tax strategies. Planners need to be devising plans so that their clients can jump before an opportunity is lost.

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