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Applicable Federal Rates Remain Steady for March 2012

Tuesday, February 21 2012 14:52 Written by  Timothy White

The IRS has released the new applicable federal rate tables for March 2012, and they remain the same as they were in February.  The Short Term (0-3 years) rate is .19%, the Mid-Term (3-9 years) rate is 1.08% and the Long Term (9+ years) rate is 2.65%, with annual compounding. The I.R.C. § 7520 Rate, used to calculate the value of annuities, life interests, and remainders, remains at 1.4%See Rev. Rul. 2012-9.

It continues to be a favorable environment for Federal Estate, Gift, and Generation-Skipping Transfer tax planning, as the use of many common estate freeze techniques including grantor retained annuity trusts (GRATs) and installment sales to grantor trusts (IGTs) work best when interest rates are low.

Last modified on Thursday, March 01 2012 18:48
Timothy White

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Tim concentrates his practice in taxation, wealth preservation and estate planning, trust and estate administration and litigation, and business transactions.  Tim primarily represents business owners, professionals, and successful individuals.  Tim’s practice also includes equine law and transactions related to horse training and ownership.  He is a regular guest lecturer for Delaware Valley College’s Equine Studies program, and has written equine law related articles for national and local publications.

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