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CONGRESSIONAL WEBSITE BILL CONFUSION

Dear Clients and Friends: Estate planning and tax law commentators around the country are grappling with ambiguous versions of the House bill passed on November 19. See our Alert of November 22: https://www.jckempe.com/house-bill-brings-continued-uncertainty/ . These ambiguities have been driven by incorrect versions of the bill appearing on Congressional and legislative tracking websites, such as Congress.gov …

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HOUSE BILL BRINGS CONTINUED UNCERTAINTY

Dear Clients and Friends: Last Friday, November 19, 2021, the House of Representatives passed H.R 5376, The Build Back Better Act (the “Act”), which was introduced into the House on September 27, 2021: https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/117/hr5376 Among many tax law changes, the bill reduces the estate, gift, and generation skipping tax exemptions in half- from approximately $12 …

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HOUSE RELEASES REVISED BILL

Dear Clients and Friends: After President Biden announced his Build Back Better compromise framework on October 28, 2021 ( https://www.jckempe.com/what-to-do-now/ ), the House Rules Committee later released a revised bill (H.R. 5376) reflecting the compromise. The bill reflects a significantly pared down proposal for their budget reconciliation package. Moderate Democrats, like Senators Sinema and Manchin, …

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WHAT TO DO NOW?

Dear Clients and Friends: This morning President Biden announced a framework that he believes will secure unanimous Democratic approval, but details remain unknown. Democrat infighting has caused a substantial reduction in their tax and spend reconciliation proposal, which is now reduced and projected at $1.85 trillion. The extent to which this alters the House and …

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