Due to the popularity of family limited partnerships (FLPs) and the significant tax savings they can provide, the IRS has sought to limit the benefits of their use. As part of its attack on an FLP, the IRS frequently will challenge the value of the FLP that is claimed on an estate or gift tax return.
The Tax Court ruled that the check-the-box (CTB) regulations do not apply for purposes of valuing the transfer of property held through a single-member limited liability company (LLC) for federal gift tax purposes.
The Tax Court held that limited liability company (LLC) interests transferred by a taxpayer into trusts set up for the benefit of her children should be valued as transfers of LLC interests and not as transfers of the underlying assets owned by the LLC.
The IRS has issued proposed regulations clarifying that under Sec. 2032 an estate may take into account a reduction in the value of the gross estate following the decedent’s death in determining the value of the estate on the alternate valuation date if the reduction is due to market conditions but not other post-death events.
The Ninth Circuit ruled that the full fair market value of residential property must be included in the decedent’s gross estate, finding that the decedent retained income and economic enjoyment from the property and that the inter vivos transfer of the property was not a bona fide sale for adequate and full consideration under Sec. 2036(a).
Two recent district court decisions have been handed down on the issue of whether an estate’s rights to a decedent’s remaining series of annual lottery prize payments should be valued using the Sec. 7520 annuity tables. Although both courts held that the lack of marketability of remaining lottery payments may
This article examines developments in estate and gift tax planning and compliance between June 2006 and May 2007.