On March 25th, Jeff Scrogginprovided LISI members with a 50 page analysis of where the estate planning profession is going, including 30 reasons why estate planning will be an area of growth for the next 30-50 years. Now, Jeff provides members an analysis of the Code's complexity, offers some interesting aspects of tax history and provides a few perspectives on the humorous side of taxation.
John J. (“Jeff”) Scroggin is a three time graduate of the University of Florida and serves as a member of the Board of Trustees of the University of Florida Levin College of Law. He is a founding member of the Trustees of the University of Florida Levin College of Law Tax Institute (with its first program coming in February 2014). Jeff is the author of over 250 published articles, has been widely quoted in national media and is a nationally recognized speaker. Jeff practices out of a former residence built in 1883 in the historic district of Roswell, Georgia. The building contains one of the largest collections of tax memorabilia in the US.
Before we get to Jeff’s commentary, members should take note of the fact that a new 60 Second Planner by Bob Keebler was just posted to the LISI homepage. In his commentary, Bob summarizes the most significant tax-related items in the President's 2014 Budget Proposal released on April 10, 2013. You don't need any special equipment - just click on this link.
Now, here is Jeff Scroggin’s commentary: