Experts have started to calculate the inflation adjustments to key estate and gift exemption amounts for 2018.  Note that these are not the official figures to be released by the IRS, but should be used as a guide.  The IRS will officially release the numbers later this year.

For an estate of any decedent dying

On October 30, 2014, the IRS released Revenue Procedure 2014-61, which announced inflation adjustments to the applicable exclusion amount beginning in 2015. For an estate of any decedent dying during calendar year 2015, the applicable exclusion is increased from $5.34 million to $5.43 million.  This change increases not only the applicable exclusion amount available at

On October 20, 2011, the IRS released Revenue Procedure 2011-52, which announced inflation adjustments to the applicable exclusion amount beginning in 2012. For an estate of any decedent dying during calendar year 2012, the applicable exclusion is increased from $5 million to $5.12 million.  This change increases not only the applicable exclusion amount available at

On September 6, 2011, the Christie Administration announced that the New Jersey Division of Taxation will extend tax payment and filing deadlines for individuals and businesses whose operations were disrupted by Hurricane Irene.  Taxpayers who are not able to make normal deadlines for any tax filings (including estate and inheritance tax returns) that were due