2018 Federal Estate Tax Exemption Rate and Annual Gift Tax Exclusion

Jan 15, 2018

The tax limits for 2018 have changed. The applicable estate tax exemption for 2018 has increased to $11.2 million per individual (an increase from the 2017 rate of $5.49 million per individual). Therefore married couples can pass $22.4 million free from federal estate tax. The generation skipping transfer tax remains unified with the applicable estate tax exemption at $11.2 million per person.  The annual gift tax exclusion has also increased this year to $15,000 (an increase from the 2017 rate of $14,000).



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