7520 Rate for December 2018

Unchanged. The 7520 rate for December 2018 is 3.6%. This is the same as November. A chart showing historical rates since 2008 is here. Some estate planning techniques benefit from rising rates. These include Qualified Personal Residence Trusts (QPRTs) and Charitable...

What Happens When a Trust Terminates?

Termination of a trust is like dissolution of a business organization. In both cases, there is a winding up period before the entity legally ceases to exist. Usually, this means paying any outstanding trust obligations, liquidating assets, filing final income tax...

Are Gym Fees Subject to Sales Tax in Tennessee?

Yes. See Tennessee Department of Revenue Notice #18-09 (June 2018): … dues or fees paid to health clubs or other facilities featuring exercise or other active physical fitness conditioning are subject to sales tax, unless a specific exemption applies. This...

November 2018 7520 Rate

Moving up. The 7520 rate for November is 3.6%. This is an increase from previous months. The rate was 3.4% for the preceding 4 months. A chart showing historical rates since 2008 is here. Some estate planning techniques benefit from rising rates. These include...

October 2018 7520 Rate

No change. For October 2018, the 7520 rate will again be 3.4%. This is the fourth month in a row at this rate. A chart showing historical rates since 2008 is here. Some estate planning techniques benefit from rising rates. These include Qualified Personal Residence...

Lobbying by Public Charities

Can a public charity engage in efforts to influence legislation? Yes, but not as a “substantial part” of its activities. Under IRC 501(c)(3), an organization will not qualify (or remain qualified) as tax-exempt if it carries on propaganda, or otherwise attempts to...

September 2018 7520 Rate

Still flat. For September 2018, the 7520 rate will again be 3.4%. This is the fourth month in a row at this rate. A chart showing historical rates since 2008 is here. Some estate planning techniques benefit from rising rates. These include Qualified Personal Residence...

7520 Rate for August 2018

Again, no change. After steadily ticking up for the first four months of the year, the 7520 rate remains flat for the third month in a row. For August 2018, the 7520 rate will again be 3.4%. A chart showing historical rates since 2008 is here. Some estate planning...