ACTEC Law Journal


Written for a symposium on how Trusts & Estates might change in the future, this article considers the implications of repealing the “step-up in basis” rule for inherited property, as President Biden proposed. The article begins by explaining how this century-old tax rule affects gratuitous transfers and then reviews previous repeal efforts before it examines the impact of such repeal on family tax planning, retirement account funding, and charitable donations.



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