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When Tax Exemptions Carry Over : Portability Explained

Some people will tell you that the American Taxpayer’s Relief Act of 2012 (ATRA) has made estate planning easy and foolproof for the vast majority of people, i.e. the 99%. They believe that a tool dubbed portability — I’ll explain how it works in a second — eliminated the need for complicated bypass trusts. Well, not quite. Portability, as I will show today, has its advantages. But in certain situations […]

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