How Today's Low Interest Rates Affect Tax and Estate Planning

Interest rates have dropped significantly in recent months and may remain low given the state of the economy. Sagging rates can have a significant impact on many tax and estate planning strategies. Lower interest rates affect the income, estate, and gift tax values of many types of transfers. In many cases, the drop in rates produces more favorable results for persons engaging in certain types of transactions. In other cases, however, the lower rates result in higher tax costs. This post examines how low interest rates affect key tax and estate planning transactions and strategies.

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