Bulletin: NJ2016009

Date:
December 19, 2016
To:
All New Jersey Issuing Offices
RE:
UNDERWRITING - New Jersey Estate Tax Changes Effective 01/01/2017

Dear Associates:

N.J.S.A. 54:38-1 has been amended to provide that the New Jersey Estate Tax exemption will increase from $675,000 to $2,000,000 for the estates of resident decedents dying on or after January 1, 2017, but before January 1, 2018.

There will be no tax imposed for estates of a resident decedent dying on or after January 1, 2018.

There have been no changes to the New Jersey Inheritance Tax.

Should you have New Jersey Estate Tax implications for an estate of a decedent dying on or after January 1, 2017, but before January 1, 2018, please contact the underwriters in the New Jersey State Office to discuss requirements.

If you have any questions relating to this or other bulletins, please contact a Stewart Title Guaranty Company underwriter.

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THIS BULLETIN IS FURNISHED TO INFORM YOU OF CURRENT DEVELOPMENTS. AS A REMINDER, YOU ARE CHARGED WITH KNOWLEDGE OF THE CONTENT ON VIRTUAL UNDERWRITER  AS IT EXISTS FROM TIME TO TIME AS IT APPLIES TO YOU, AS WELL AS ANY OTHER INSTRUCTIONS. OUR UNDERWRITING AGREEMENTS DO NOT AUTHORIZE OUR ISSUING AGENTS TO ENGAGE IN SETTLEMENTS OR CLOSINGS ON BEHALF OF STEWART TITLE GUARANTY COMPANY. THIS BULLETIN IS NOT INTENDED TO DIRECT YOUR ESCROW OR SETTLEMENT PRACTICES OR TO CHANGE PROVISIONS OF APPLICABLE UNDERWRITING AGREEMENTS. CONFIDENTIAL, PROPRIETARY, OR NONPUBLIC PERSONAL INFORMATION SHOULD NEVER BE SHARED OR DISSEMINATED EXCEPT AS ALLOWED BY LAW. IF APPLICABLE STATE LAW OR REGULATION IMPOSES ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS, YOU SHOULD CONTINUE TO COMPLY WITH THOSE REQUIREMENTS.

References

Bulletins Replaced:
None
Related Bulletins:
None
Underwriting Manual:
5.20 Estate Taxes
Exceptions Manual:
None
Forms:
None