Most everyone knows that each American can pass nearly $13 million in assets before worrying about an estate tax. In addition, it’s possible to pass an unlimited amount to a spouse without incurring any tax. Of course, to obtain the benefit of the unlimited marital deduction, the amount passing to the spouse must meet specific requirements. If the property meets certain requirements, the Internal Revenue Code allows the unlimited deduction but includes the property in the surviving spouse’s estate. The inclusion of the property in the surviving spouse’s estate could be an unwelcome surprise for the beneficiaries of the survivor’s estate. Good thing Internal Revenue Code Section 2207A exists. Read on to learn more.
About Brandon McGee
Brandon McGee enjoys a successful law practice focusing on estate planning, elder law, Medicaid preplanning and crisis planning, and probate. Brandon and his team combine legal skills with compassion and understanding to develop estate plans that are personalized to the needs of each of their clients.