The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has announced that for 2016 the estate and gift tax exemption limit increases to $5.45 million per person, an increase from $5.43 million per person. A qualifying married couple can now gift during life or at death up to $10.9 million without incurring federal estate or gift taxes. These changes do not impact the New Jersey estate tax exemption which continues at $675,000 per person.
For a full review of the IRS changes, See Ashlea Ebeling, IRS Announces 2016 Estate And Gift Tax Limits: The $10.9 Million Tax Break, Forbes, October 22, 2015.
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