Estate Planning Primer From CCH Covers All The Basics

(RIVERWOODS, ILL., March 29, 1999) – CCH Estate Planning Primer, Eighth Edition, by noted tax expert Ralph Gano Miller, is now available from CCH INCORPORATED, a leading provider of tax and business law.

The popular guide is perfect for the attorney beginning to write estate planning trusts, and for the accountant, financial planner or insurance agent who needs to both understand and explain to clients typical estate planning concepts. Miller draws on his more than 30 years of experience as an estate tax practitioner and teacher to give concise, step-by-step advice on the most frequently used estate planning techniques and strategies.

CCH Estate Planning Primer covers every major estate planning topic and provides a solid understanding of the fundamentals of the law and general estate planning practice. The Primer provides clear explanation and fundamental guidance on:

  • estate, gift, and generation-skipping transfer taxes
  • the unified credit and marital deduction
  • bypass, QTIP and QDOT trusts
  • probate and living trusts
  • titles to property and discounting property values for family limited partnerships
  • dealing with IRAs, ESOPs, pension and profit-sharing plans
  • individual state inheritance tax issues
  • and much more

Each chapter includes a helpful summary of the topics discussed and a quiz, so readers can test their knowledge of the material. The Primer comes complete with sample 706 and 709 tax forms, sample client letters and key tables such as the P.S. 58/38 Tables.

Pricing and Availability

Individuals, corporations and institutions can order the 700-page, 8- inch by 11-inch Estate Planning Primer, Eighth Edition, by calling 1-800-248-3248. Single copies are $99. Quantity discounts and school adoption pricing are available.


CCH INCORPORATED, founded in 1913, has served four generations of business professionals and their clients. The company produces approximately 700 print and electronic products for tax, legal, securities, human resources, healthcare and small business markets. CCH is a wholly owned subsidiary of Wolters Kluwer U.S. The CCH web site can be accessed at

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