2018 Changes in NYS Estate & Gift Tax Exemption

December 18, 2017


The Estate and Gift Tax Exemption is changing. Until the recent bill doubling the 2017 figures, the estate and gift tax exemption in 2018 would have been $5.6 million per individual. It was $5.49 million in 2017. Therefore, if the Bill is passed, in 2018, an individual can leave nearly $11 million to heirs and pay no federal estate or gift tax, and a married couple will be able to shield more almost $22 million from federal estate and gift taxes. Lastly, the annual gift exclusion amount, which has been $14,000 since 2013, is going up to $15,000 in 2018.

The information provided in this article is not intended as and should not be used as tax advice.







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