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Grantor retained annuity trusts (GRATs)

Federal Circuit upholds reg imposing FICA tax liability on full value of deferred comp

Federal Circuit upholds reg imposing FICA tax liability on full value of deferred comp

Balestra, Jr. v. U.S., (CA Fed Cir 10/13/2015) 116 AFTR 2d ¶2015-5328 The Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has affirmed a lower court decision denying a retiree’s claim for a refund of FICA taxes paid on the full value of deferred compensation that he didn’t and will never receive as a result of […]

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Booming stock market puts spotlight on zeroed-out Grantor Retained Annuity Trusts (GRATs)

Booming stock market puts spotlight on zeroed-out Grantor Retained Annuity Trusts (GRATs)

Grantor retained annuity trusts, or GRATs, have been used by high wealth individuals to save transfer tax. In some cases, individuals have been able to structure GRATs in such a way that substantial amounts of wealth can be transferred to family members at zero estate or gift tax cost. This may be especially true for […]

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Meet Paul Raymond

Meet Paul Raymond

Mr. Raymond is a sought after speaker in tax controversy law by many attorney, accountant, and business groups and at the request of the Internal Revenue Service, has presented programs at the IRS Nationwide Tax Forum, attended by tax professionals throughout the United States.

Additionally, he continues to be an active member in the Section of Taxation, American Bar Association, where he was the Past Chair of the Employment Taxes Committee.

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