Dec-10-2021 - IRS has extended its temporary authorization to use electronic signatures on estate and gift tax returns (among others) through Oct-31-2023.
Nov-24-2021 - IRS interest rates remain the same for the first quarter of 2022 beginning January 1. See Revenue Ruling 2021-24.
Nov-16-2021 - Rev. Proc. 2021-45 provides the 2022 inflation-adjusted amounts for various Internal Revenue Code provisions. The section 6601(j) dollar amount for determining the "2-percent portion" of tax deferred under a section 6166 election is $1,640,000 (item .51) and the 2022 basic exclusion amount is $12,060,000 (item .41).
Oct-19-2021 - Footnote 1 in TD-9957 has been corrected to read "For an overview of the procedure applicable to a request for an estate tax closing letter before October 28, 2021, see part D of the Background and Explanation of Provisions of the proposed regulations." This correction is effective October 28, 2021 and is applicable as of September 28, 2021.
Sep-28-2021 - TD-9957 publishes final regulations establishing a $67 user fee for issuing estate tax closing letters, Letter 627. The effective date is October 28, 2021. This fee will also apply to estates that request additional closing letters for supplemental estate tax returns filed pursuant to Rev. Proc. 81-27. The public comments submitted in response to this proposed regulation can be found here.
Aug-26-2021 - IRS interest rates remain the same for the 4th quarter of 2021, beginning October 1. See Revenue Ruling 2021-17.
May-27-2021 - IRS interest rates remain the same for the 3rd quarter of 2021, beginning July 1. See Revenue Ruling 2021-10.
May-21-2021 - The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC) submitted a Report with Recommendations to Revise IRC Section 6166 and to create a new Section 6166A. It addresses long-standing concerns of many practitioners and is well worth reading.