The White House is proposing to limit the ability of families to use partnership structures to minimize the valuation of assets for estate tax purposes.
A family might set up a partnership to introduce younger family members to investing while the parents maintain control over the assets, or a family might set up a partnership to account for the possibility of divorce.
Restrictions often accompany these partnership setups, including a partner’s ability to take a distribution or to transfer an asset without the consent of a general partner. Accordingly, families discount the value of these partnership interests when valuing them for estate tax purposes.
The White House is seeking to curtail these adjusted valuations.
Contact an estate planning law firm for further information.