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value listed securities in an estate

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ESTATE TAX Valuation continued: Listed securities: The mean between the day’s highs and lows on the valuation date is used. If the shares are sold ex-dividend, the amount that the estate will receive is used. The valuation of bonds includes the interest to the valuation date. Restrictions to or an impediment to sale can result […]

The unified tax on transfers has three parts

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The unified tax on transfers has three parts: gift tax(for transfers made during life), estate tax(for transfers made at death) and generation-skipping tax(for transfers that skip a generation). The gift and estate taxes are imposed on an individual for gifts during life and on his or her estate for transfers at death based upon the […]

What is a Delaware Statutory Trust?

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It is a type of like kind transfer that is available to small investors yet qualifies under the Internal Revenue Code rules for like kind transfers so that the exchange is not subject to the capital gain at the time the transfer is made. The investor transfers the property in return for a security which […]

Estate Tax valuation date

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Valuation: The value is the fair market value. This is construed to mean the price at which the property would change hands in an arm’s length transaction between a willing buyer and a willing seller, neither being under any compulsion to buy or to sell and both having reasonable knowledge of the relevant facts. The […]

Estate Tax – Gross Estate Gifts

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Estate Tax – Gross Estate Gifts Gross estate: This includes property of every kind wherever located. It includes property that passes directly under state law and is not subject to estate administration, as well as property that is exempt from taxation, such as municipal bonds. The form of the property is not important. Claims of […]