Mrs. Riley dies in 2021 leaving her entire $13.4 million estate through her will to her penniless husband, John.
His estate goes to their children at his death. He has terminal cancer with a life expectancy of only 1 to 2 years.
The alternative valuation date value of Mrs. Riley’s entire estate is equal to $11,700,000. Select the
postmortem technique John should utilize to reduce the overall estate tax liability of both estates:
A. Elect Portability.
B. Disclaim $700,000 and elect to use the alternative valuation date.
C Do Nothing.
Which of the following statements is correct?
A. The ultimate beneficiary of a QTIP Trust is selected by the grantor of the QTIP.
B. When a decedent’s taxable estate is less than the applicable estate tax credit equivalency, the estate must
still file the 706.
C. When too few assets pass to a decedent’s surviving spouse, and as such the decedent’s taxable estate is
greater than the applicable estate tax credit equivalency, the decedent’s estate is said to be overqualified.
rganisation – significantly higher than the other “essential” trade languages such as Mandarin Chinese, only rated useful by 28% of companies. (CBI, 2013). With France being Britain’s third most important export market (where English does not hold L1 status), the commercial benefits of the French language undeniably place it in line with, or in close second to English as a profitable language by UK, European and global businesses. Nations where French is recognised as an L1, such as France, Belgium and Luxembourg, are vital to the UK economy– these three countries alone bring £35 billion through exportation of British products every year. (Office of National Statistics, 2013.) The economic value of the English language is tremendous, and advantageous for both the UK economy and global business. Two-thirds of corporate executives surveyed by the Economist Intelligence Unit reported the most essential language to be of fluent proficiency in is English – followed by Mandarin Chinese and Spanish as the second and third most useful. (Harvard Business Report, 2012). For this reason, it is unlikely that the English language poses a threat to the French language within the economy unless in a European trade context, due to English already being established as a language of global trade. The results of this study support the idea that, to some extent, French is under threat from the global rise of English due to its continuous growth in economic trade deals and business negotiations, in addition to its dominance within the European political system. However, findings in this study suggest that the threat may not be as considerable as initially thought. As a result of recent changes in European politics, and relations between the European Union and the United Kingdom, French holds itself as a language vital to the function within European business and the European commission – something the English language cannot always fulfil. In conclusion, this creates the notion that the English language will not fully eradicate the practicality of the French language, and therefore is not a significant threat.>GET ANSWER