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yyy y yy yyyy yyy yyy r rv fft y, I Palm Beach Post-Times, Sunday, December 5, 1976-C5 Store Hours Monday thru Saturday 10 a.m. 'til 10 p.m. Sunday 1 1 a.m.-7 p.m. Prices Effective thru December 11th. AiV U tl fllUtra Iff 1 .1 L' J V.i I ii r-.n II n m - O n m CiiniJnv 19 lu ir f 1 m " Tax Reform Act: Traps May Hurt I rtrvj rTjSPS few 1 kears VVTVt i x sassasasssaas J&xk. great gift Making the Law Work for You The Palm Beach County Bar Association The Tax Reform Act of 1976, signed into law by President Ford last October, might lower your estate tax, but only if your estate plan does not fall into any of the traps present in the act. Before the Tax Reform Act, the first $60,000 of a person's property was exempt from estate tax upon his death. But a new tax credit schedule which will be phased into the tax code will have the effect of raising the estate tax exemption to $175,000 by 1981. The so-called "marital deduction" has been changed drastically. Before the act, half of an estate could be given tax-free to your surviving spouse. The new act changes this and provides that the marital deduction is the greater of $250,000 or half of your adjusted gross estate. Most wills for estates ranging from $150,000 to $500,000 drafted under the old laws, should now be reexamined in light of the changes. Estates up to $200,000 may not be taxed at all, but the present wills for these estates may have complicated trust provisions which are no longer necessary. Also, persons with estates ranging from $200,000 to $500,000 may need to have their wills redrafted in light of the new marital deduction formula. Today most marital deduction clauses used in wills are known in tax circles as "formula clauses." The new act provides that if a will with a formula clause was executed before Jan. 1, 1977, and the maker of that will dies between Dec. 31, 1976, and July 1, 1979, the new marital deduction provisions will not apply and the tax advantages will be lost unless the formula clause is amended after Dec. 31, 1976, in order to take advantage of the new marital deduction formula. There may be situations where vou would not want to take advan- tage of the new marital deduction. For example, if your estate is less than $500,000, it may be to your advantage to make maximum use of the tax credit and minimum use of the marital deduction, thereby keeping your surviving spouse's taxable estate as small as possible. Careful analysis of your estate plan is essential if maximum tax savings are to be achieved. Another major change made by the Tax Reform Act is in the taxation of the practice of "generation skipping" or leaving your property to your grandchildren. Under the old law, generation-skipping transfers were possible where a person established a trust to pay the income for life to his child and the remainder to his grandchildren. Ordinarily, there was no tax when the child died The new act imposes a tax at the termination of the child's life in all cases. The definition of a generation-skipping transfer is set out carefully in the new statute. If your will contains a generation-skipping trust, it should be reexamined to determine the tax consequences under the new act. The net effect of the Tax Reform Act of 1976 is to simplify estate planning for estates under $175,000, and to lessen the tax burden on larger estates, if care is taken to avoid pitfalls present in the act. 12 - 21 OFF Boys' 3-Pc. 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