Valuation

Computing the Includible Portion for Graduated GRATs

Recent regulations provide practitioners a reminder that planning discussions with clients considering graduated GRATs should include a review of the potential consequences presented if the grantor dies prematurely

Important Lessons Regarding Valuation Issues

Taxpayers with high income and high net worth should be diligent regarding the valuation process and ensure they have used thorough and well-documented appraisal methodologies.

Preparing and Filing Form 8939

The IRS has issued Form 8939 and long-awaited guidance for executors of decedents who died in 2010 and who are deciding whether to elect out of the estate tax and apply the carryover basis rules of Sec. 1022.

A Valuation Discount Win for Estate Planners

There has been relatively little guidance on how LLCs should be treated for transfer tax purposes. However, in 2009 a case the Tax Court ruled in favor of the taxpayer that a transfer of an interest in an SMLLC should be valued as a transfer of an interest in the entity.

The Valuation of FLPs

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.

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TECHNOLOGY

2018 tax software survey

Among CPA tax preparers, tax return preparation software generates often extensive and ardent discussion. To get through the rigors of tax season, they depend on their tax preparation software. Here’s how they rate the leading professional products.

DEDUCTIONS

Qualified business income deduction regs. and other guidance issued

The package includes final regulations, guidance on how to calculate W-2 wages, a safe-harbor rule for rental real estate businesses, and new proposed rules on the treatment of previously suspended losses.