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Word From the Editor: January 2023


As we start 2023, the steadiness of energy has shifted in Congress, which might affect the potential for new laws affecting property planning. As James I. Dougherty factors out in his article “Previewing and Prognosticating Potential 2023 Treasury Laws,” p. 18, primarily based on the November 2022 election outcomes, as a consequence of this variation in energy, “it’s much less possible that any substantial tax laws that might have a bearing on trusts and estates will make it to President Biden’s desk when in comparison with the primary two years of his administration.”

So what can we anticipate in 2023? It may be exhausting to foretell the long run, however this month, the articles in our Particular Report: Ahead Pondering try to supply some insights into what’s across the nook. For instance, James’ article goes on to summarize a few of the most related regulatory initiatives which are within the works so property planners can put together for them. And in “A Change is Gonna Come,” p. 14, Louis S. Harrison advises that grantor retained annuity trusts and gross sales to grantor trusts will likely be your two new finest associates.

Household places of work and companies additionally will face some challenges in 2023. In “Themes for Household Companies in 2023,” p. 28, Patricia M. Angus predicts that enterprise homeowners might want to take care of uncertainty and digitalization, amongst different challenges. And in “New Instructions and Challenges for the Single Household Workplace,” p. 22, Kathryn M. McCarthy explains why there will likely be a deal with expertise administration, tradition and studying.

Guesswork isn’t required for the Company Transparency Act, which can take impact beginning Jan. 1, 2024. It’s vital that property planners start understanding the Act’s necessities, and Stephen Liss outlines the brand new necessities in “The Company Transparency Act: Our New Regular,” p. 8.

I’ll additionally exit on a limb and predict (barring any unexpected circumstances or canceled flights) that I’ll be current on the Heckerling convention in Orlando, Fla. in January. Trusts & Estates could have a sales space, so please cease by and say whats up if you happen to’re there.

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