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Estate Planning Key Numbers

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You will find here some key numbers associated with estate planning, as well as the federal gift tax and estate tax rate schedules for 2020 and 2021.

 20202021
Annual gift tax exclusion$15,000$15,000
Gift tax and estate tax applicable exclusion amount$11,580,0001 + DSUEA2$11,700,0001 + DSUEA2
Noncitizen spouse annual gift tax exclusion$157,000$159,000
Generation-skipping transfer (GST) tax exemption$11,580,0003$11,700,0003
GST tax rate40%40%
Special use valuation limit (qualified real property in decedent's gross estate)$1,180,000$1,190,000

1 The basic exclusion amount.

2 Deceased spousal unused exclusion amount (for 2011 and later years)

3 The GST tax exemption is not portable.

2021 and 2021 Gift Tax and Estate Tax Rate Schedule

Taxable Gift/EstateTentative Tax EqualsPlusOf Amount Over
$0 - $10,000$018%$0
$10,000 - $20,000$1,80020%$10,000
$20,000 - $40,000$3,80022%$20,000
$40,000 - $60,000$8,20024%$40,000
$60,000 - $80,000$13,00026%$60,000
$80,000 - $100,000$18,20028%$80,000
$100,000 - $150,000$23,80030%$100,000
$150,000 - $250,000$38,80032%$150,000
$250,000 - $500,000$70,80034%$250,000
$500,000 - $750,000$155,80037%$500,000
$750,000 - $1,000,000$248,30039%$750,000
$1,000,000 +$345,80040%$1,000,000
Credit shelter amount: $11,580,000 in 2020, $11,700,000 in 2021Unified credit amount: $4,577,800 in 2020, $4,625,800 in 2021

Content in this material is for general information only and not intended to provide specific advice or recommendations for any individual. All performance referenced is historical and is no guarantee of future results. All indices are unmanaged and may not be invested into directly. The information provided is not intended to be a substitute for specific individualized tax planning or legal advice. We suggest that you consult with a qualified tax or legal professional. LPL Financial Representatives offer access to Trust Services through The Private Trust Company N.A., an affiliate of LPL Financial.

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