Valuation Lessons From Estate of Adell
3 Pages Posted: 8 Oct 2014
Date Written: September 22, 2014
In Estate of Adell, the Tax Court determined that the correct value of a decedent’s interest in a closely held corporation was the figure reported on the original estate tax return. The court rejected alternative values as either using the incorrect valuation method or failing to account for the significant value of a key employee’s personal goodwill.
Keywords: estate tax, stock, valuation, goodwill, Tax Court
JEL Classification: E62, H20, H24, K34
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