Apr-26-2017 - President Trump signed an Executive Order on Promoting Agricultural and Rural Prosperity in America. A task force will identify changes to be made to promote the purposes of the Order in Section 4, including changes to the estate tax as follows:
(viii) promote the preservation of family farms and other agribusiness operations as they are passed from one generation to the next, including changes to the estate tax and the tax valuation of family or cooperatively held businesses;
Apr-25-2017 - IRS is requesting comments on Form 709, United States Gift (and Generation-SkippingTransfer) Tax Return. Comments should be received by June 23, 2017.
Mar-29-2017 - IRS is requesting comments on, among other forms, Form 706 and Form 4422. Comments should be received by April 27, 2017.