Estate Tax Exemption Increased

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The IRS announced the estate tax exemption for 2012 will be $5.12 million (see news release), up from $5 million this year. The higher threshold is scheduled to expire at the end of 2012, and the $1 million limit under previous law is set to return. The annual exclusion for the gift tax will be $13,000, unchanged from 2011.