The IRS provided the procedures same-sex married couples should use to recalculate the transfer-tax treatment for property transferred to spouses.
Expenses & Deductions
An estate could take a theft loss deduction where a Ponzi scheme rendered an interest in an LLC the estate owned worthless.
The Ninth Circuit held that an estate could deduct as a claim against it only the amount of state income tax and interest with respect to the income on a transaction that the estate ultimately paid, not the amount that it estimated at the time of the decedent’s death it would have to pay on the income.
The Tax Court held that an estate could deduct as an administration expense interest incurred when a trust that was part of the estate borrowed funds to enable the estate to pay its federal estate tax.