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Estate Planning Law and Taxation, 2d ed.

Estate Planning Law and Taxation, Second Edition, by David Westfall and George P. Mair, Warren, Gorham & Lamont, Inc., 1 Penn Plaza, New York, NY 10119, 212-971-5000, $98.

This second edition offers trust and estate professionals a convenient, all-in-one source of expert guidance to develop estate plans that will achieve the best tax results for clients. The comprehensive single-volume reference offers estate planning techniques and their consequences in terms of income, gift, estate and generation-skipping tax treatment. Organized around specific transactions, it speeds the reader directly to the information needed. The reference points out the pros and cons of various planning moves, shows the adviser when to and when not to use each one, helps avoid pitfalls, provides legal and tax background material, and gives a solid foundation on which to build the best estate plan possible. Analysis and commentary are offered on such topics as life insurance, employee benefits, buy-sell agreements, interest-free loans and charitable trusts. Included are new and updated sections with complete cross-referencing and indexing on all recent tax law changes and their consequences. The book also includes entirely new information on state law and federal and state taxes, business interests and the effects of new estate freeze provisions, community property and other marital property interests and employee benefits and individual retirement arrangements.
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Publication:The National Public Accountant
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Date:Jun 1, 1990
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