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Estate Planning Developments in Florida

Hinshaw Culbertson LLP - Chicago Office

December 13, 2013

Previously published on December 11, 2013

Because Florida’s estate tax is tied to the federal state death tax credit, Florida’s estate tax will remain dormant for the foreseeable future.

Florida amended its statutory health surrogate and durable power statutes in 2013. This would be a good time to update both documents if you are a Florida resident.

Finally, a number of taxpayers are considering changing their domiciles to Florida in order to reap significant tax planning benefits. This should not be attempted without the advice of counsel.


The views expressed in this document are solely the views of the author and not Martindale-Hubbell. This document is intended for informational purposes only and is not legal advice or a substitute for consultation with a licensed legal professional in a particular case or circumstance.

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