Federal Gift and Estate Tax Planning- Part 1 of 7: The Unlimited Marital and Charitable Deductions

As discussed in prior blogs, North Carolina does not assess an estate or inheritance tax and the federal unified gift and estate tax exclusion as of 2024 is $13,610,000 per individual and $27,220,000 for a married couple who elects portability. Accordingly, the vast majority of North Carolinians do not have taxable estates. However, with the exclusion scheduled to sunset on January 1, 2026, and thereafter be greatly reduced to affect many more North Carolinians, I’d like to provide a summary of the most effective and popular strategies to reduce or eliminate gift and estate taxes.  In part 1, I will … Continue reading