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In This Week’s Tax News – 18.12.07

Topics: Congress, Tax reform

Friday, 07 December 2018 Legislative progress slowed in Washington this week in remembrance of President George H.W. Bush. The House cancelled votes for the week, but not before advancing a two-week stopgap spending measure that extends the deadline for passing a government spending bill to December 21st. This will give Democrats and Republicans more time…

Generational Split Dollar – IRS Argues Inside Build Up is Retained “Income” of Decedent Triggering Estate Inclusion of Cash Value

Topics: Split-dollar

There has been significant Tax Court activity this year related to generational split dollar arrangements (GSDs), which involve split dollar arrangements between a parent and the parent’s irrevocable trust to fund the trust’s purchase of a life insurance policy typically insuring a child. At the GSD’s termination (death of the insured child or earlier agreement…

IRS Issues Proposed Regulations on Relaxed Rules for 401(k) Hardship Distributions

Topics: 401(k), Qualified Plans

The 2018 Budget Act changes to the hardship distributions rules will make it easier for participants to take these distributions. The changes, as described in the Proposed Regulations, include (1) expanding the contributions and earnings that are eligible to be received in a hardship distribution (including post-1988 earnings on 401(k) deferrals), (2) expanding the permitted…

Gib Surles, and Chairman Brady – Talk Tax Reform

Want to see the type of impact an Ambassador can have on the legislative process? Watch Gib Surles and Rep. Kevin Brady talk about their relationship and how they talk through issues to get to the best policy outcome. Developed over more than a dozen years their relationship was critical to giving AALU a voice…

In This Week’s Tax News – 18.11.16

Topics: Congress, Tax reform

Friday, 16 November 2018 The midterm election results are looking better for Democrats after a number of unsolved races were called over the last week. In the House, Democrats have now picked up 31 seats, giving them a 231-198 advantage with 6 races yet to be called. In the Senate, Democrat Kristen Sinema’s victory in…

In This Week’s Tax News – 18.11.09

Topics: Congress, Tax reform

Friday, 09 November 2018 While the 116 Congress will not convene until January, the freshman class will arrive in D.C. next Tuesday to begin their orientation. As of this morning there are twelve House races and three Senate races still too close to call, but regardless of their outcome this group of new lawmakers will...

The Results are In; What do they mean for YOU?

Topics: Midterm Elections

Tired of the bickering about the elections? Want to cut through the noise and understand what happened and what it means for your business and your clients? Tune in for a special AALU Webinar: The Votes are Cast and Counted: What does it mean for you? Josh Holmes and Chris Morton will break it all...