January 9

Changes to the Federal Estate and Gift Tax Laws in 2017

For the year 2017, the Federal estate and gift tax exemption will be $5.49 million per individual (this is an increase from $5.45 million in 2016). This means that an individual can give away $5.49 million during lifetime or at death without paying any Federal estate or gift tax. A married couple will be able.

January 9

Estate Planning Legislation to be introduced in New Hampshire in 2017

We are expecting at least two significant estate planning bills to be introduced in the New Hampshire legislature this year. 1. Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act. This is a uniform law which has been either introduced or enacted in more than half of the States in the country. A “fiduciary” is a person appointed.