Finseca (AALU) – “Houston, We Have a Problem – Valuations (Again)”

 The Washington Report: – Wealth Transfer Edition

“The IRS continues its attack on valuations, and there’s no end in sight.  The U.S. Tax Court recently issued its decision in Estate of Cecil v. Commissioner. The decision is important because it contributes to the discussion whether tax affecting is necessary and/or appropriate when valuing an S corporation. Additionally, the decision reveals the zeal with which the IRS is pursuing wealthy taxpayers on valuation matters and highlights the importance of deep expertise needed for successful business succession planning and using reliable appraisals. Taxpayers with successful family-owned businesses who desire to retain ownership of the business within the family are well advised to engage advisors well versed in business succession planning.  Reliable appraisals matter.”

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