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What a Donald Trump Presidency Means for Estate Planning

by Jeramie J. Fortenberry, JD, LLM (Taxation) | Executive Editor and Legal Education Faculty, WealthCounsel

In a surprising upset, Republican candidate Donald J. Trump defeated Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton on November 8, 2016, to become President-elect of the United States. Republicans maintained a majority in the Senate and the House of Representatives, creating alignment between the White House and Congress and paving the way for Republican-backed legislation.

Download this WealthCounsel Thought Paper to examine some of the potential impact of this unexpected result, including how it might affect:

  • Individual income taxes
  • Current regulatory tax initiatives, including basis consistency regulations and proposed 2704 regulations
  • Gift, estate, and generation-skipping transfer taxes


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