Taxation of Estates, Gifts and Trusts / Edition 24

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A thorough, up-to-date presentation of estate, gift, and generation-skipping transfer taxes, as well as income taxation of trusts and estates and income in respect of a decedent. The book also includes a thorough presentation of valuation issues. Each of the taxes is discussed independently so that a teacher may start with either of the taxes or, if he or she wishes, skip one. The use of the paragraph system makes it easy for a teacher to selectively assign materials. The 24th edition covers major legislation enacted in December of 2010 as well as significant judicial and administrative decisions since the prior edition.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780314202796
  • Publisher: West Academic Publishing
  • Publication date: 11/16/2011
  • Series: American Casebook Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 24
  • Pages: 985
  • Sales rank: 762,554
  • Product dimensions: 7.70 (w) x 10.10 (h) x 1.70 (d)

Table of Contents

Copyright and Permissions Acknowledgments
Table of Cases
Table of Statutes
Table of Treasury Regulations
Table of Technical Advice Memoranda
Table of Private Letter Rulings
Table of Revenue Rulings
Table of Revenue Procedures
Table of IRS Notices


Chapter 1 Orientation


Chapter 2 Introduction
Chapter 3 What Constitutes a Gift
Chapter 4 When a Gift Occurs
Chapter 5 Powers of Appointment (Section 2514)
Chapter 6 Disclaimers (Section 2518)
Chapter 7 Unified Credit, Exclusions and Deductions
Chapter 8 Gift Tax Returns and Administrative Requirements


Chapter 9 General Principles of Valuation
Chapter 10 Actuarail Valuation
Chapter 11 Closely Held Businesses
Chapter 12 Retained Interests and Value Freezes (Sections 2701 and 2702)
Chapter 13 Special use Valuation (Section 2032A)
Chapter 14 Other Valuation Matters


Chapter 15 Property Owned (Sections 2033 and 2034)
Chapter 16 Joint tenancies (Section 2040)
Chapter 17 Life Insurance (Section 2042)
Chapter 18 Retained Life Estates (Section 2036)
Chapter 19 Powers to Alter, Amend, Revoke, or Terminate (Section 2038)
Chapter 20 Transfers Geared to Grantor's Life (Section 2037)
Chapter 21 Annuities and Retirement Benefits (Section 2039)
Chapter 22 Powers of Appointment (Section 2041)
Chapter 23 Transfers Within Three Years of Death (Section 2035)
Chapter 24 Consideration in Money or Money's Worth
Chapter 25 Expenses, Debts, and Claims (Section 2053)
Chapter 26 Charitable Requests (Section 2055)
Chapter 27 Marital Deduction (Section 2056)
Chapter 28 Estate Tax Credits, Returns, Payment, and Apportionment
Chapter 29 Generation-skipping Transfer Tax (Section 2601-2663)


Chapter 30 Income Taxation of Estates and Trusts (Sections 641-667)
Chapter 31 Grantor Trusts (Sections 671-678)
Chapter 32 Income in Respect of Decedent (Section 691)

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