Kevin B. Rack was named to the list of “Best Lawyers in America” in the categories of Trusts & Estates and Trust & Estate Litigation by U.S. News and World Report for 2016. Congratulations to Jennifer Moccia, who was recognized by her peers with her inclusion on the list of “Super Lawyers – Rising Stars” … Continued
During its 2016 Session, the General Assembly of Virginia amended its elective share statutes (which allow a surviving spouse to claim a percentage of the augmented estate of the deceased spouse) to include new terms of the Revised Uniform Probate Code. While the previously enacted Code provisions for the determination of an elective share were … Continued
The Justice Department moved Tuesday to fight a federal judge’s order that its lawyers undergo mandatory ethics training, digging in after the DOJ was accused of misleading the courts over President Obama’s immigration executive actions. In filings Tuesday, the department said the order would “far exceed the bounds of appropriate remedies” and would cost the … Continued
In 1999, Randy Read established an irrevocable trust for his children, naming himself as Trustee, and contributed stock options (earned by his wife) worth well over $700,000. Two years later, the trust assets had a value of just over $160,000 and a tax liability of about $122,000. Thereafter, he made distributions from the trust for … Continued
The 2010 Tax Relief Act provides a two-year respite for valuable tax breaks that would have been eliminated after 2010 by sun setting tax rules.
Rev. Rul. 2011-13, 2011-23 IRB
Rev. Rul. 2011-22, 2011-41 IRB
The Court of Federal Claims has held that the majority owner, CEO, and principal financier of a publishing corporation was responsible for its nonpayment of payroll tax, and willfully failed to pay over the funds to the government. Although he did not exercise day-to-day control over the entity, he clearly had the capacity to do … Continued
???The 4th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that when a personal injury settlement does not include an allocation of past medical expenses, a Medicaid recipient is entitled to an adversarial proceeding to challenge the state’s automatic claim for receipt of one-third of the settlement.
The IRS has expanded its “Fresh Start” initiative, which is designed to help struggling taxpayers who owe taxes by offering more flexible terms in its Offer In Compromise (“OIC”) program. These changes may allow some taxpayers to resolve their income tax problems in as little as two years, as compared to four or five years … Continued