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Keith Sjodin was once again named a Super Lawyer in MN.

News Kelly Dohm Quoted in Rotary's District 5950 Governor's Newsletter
News Neil Jensen on KDUZ's "Legal Update" Some Tips for Estate Planning
News Neil Jensen on KDUZ's "Legal Update" Reviewing Legal Documents
News Neil Jensen on KDUZ's "Legal Update" Some General Information
News Neil Jensen on KDUZ's "Legal Update" Why Estate Planning?
News Matt McDougall on KDUZ's "Legal Update" Delegation of Parental Rights
News Brad Solheim Assumes Office of President of Island View Golf Club
News Brad Solheim Presented Seminar on Construction Lending
News Brad Solheim to Speak at NBI National Webcast
News Erin Jensen and Matt McDougall Serve as Officers of the 8th District Bar Association

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Estate and Gift Tax Laws

A new Minnesota law has recently been passed increasing the Minnesota estate tax exemption. Under this new law, effective 2018 and thereafter, the exemption amount will be $2,000,000. The exemption level is phased in over the next few years, with the exemption amount at $1,200,000 in 2014, $1,400,000 in 2015, $1,600,000 in 2016, and $1,800,000 in 2017.

The current estate tax law includes a provision requiring gifts made three years prior to death to be brought back into the estate for the purpose of calculating estate taxes. Gifts brought back into the estate do not include annual exclusion gifts. The annual exclusion amount for 2014 is $14,000 per person. If you are considering making gifts in excess of the annual exclusion in any given year, we recommend that you review a plan for making such gifts with our estate planning attorneys.

In 2013, a Minnesota law was passed implementing a gift tax effective for transfers occurring on or after July 1, 2013. This gift tax law was repealed retroactive to July 1, 2013. The net effect is that Minnesota no longer has a gift tax.

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If you would like to discuss the effect of the new gift, estate and income tax laws in more detail, please contact an attorney in our Estate Planning Group.

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"We are a 100-year-old highway heavy construction company. I grew up in the firm and my forefathers have used Melchert Hubert Sjodin for as long as I can remember. I'm of the thinking that if it isn't broken, don't change anything. We've continued to have a good experience and have never shopped fees; the relationship has been much more important."
– Richard W., client since the 1950s
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Melchert Hubert Sjodin
Main Street Exchange Building
121 Main Street West, Suite 200
Waconia, Minnesota 55387

Phone: (952) 442-7707

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