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IRS Clarifies: Deductibility of Administration Expenses for Estates and Non-Grantor Trust

On July 13, 2018, the IRS announced in Notice 2018-61 that the Service will issue regulations confirming that estates and non-grantor trusts will continue to be allowed to deduct expenses that are unique to the administration of an estate or non-grantor trust. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) of 2017 had created confusion over whether such expenses would be deductible given the changes the Act made to the deductibility of certain expenses by individuals.

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TCJA Impact on Post Term QPRT Planning

Qualified Personal Residence Trusts (QPRT) have been a staple of sophisticated estate planning for some time. They are relatively simple to establish, they are well defined in IRS regulations, and can be structured with minimal initial tax consequences. Particularly for taxpayers living in areas with high property values, the QPRT was a popular choice to help minimize estate tax consequences.