With 2016 only a few hours away, here’s a look at changes to the Federal estate and gift tax exemptions for 2016.
- The Federal Estate Tax Exemption amount will be $5.45 million per individual, an inflation-adjusted increase from $5.43 million in 2015.
- The annual gift tax exclusion amount remains at $14,000, the same as in 2015.
The increase in the Federal Estate Tax Exemption means an individual can leave $5.45 million to her beneficiaries without Federal Estate Tax, or gift tax during her lifetime. In 2016, a married couple will be able to collectively transfer $10.9 million without Federal Estate Tax, or gift taxes during their lifetimes.