'Safe Harbor Rate' Not Adequate to Present Value Note for Gift Taxes; Circuits Disagree on Issue

Business Valuation UpdateVol. 1 No. 1
Legal and Court Case Update
October 1995
estate and gift taxation
discount rate, gift tax, present value

Schusterman v. United States
63 F.3d 986
August 22, 1995
Federal Court
10th Circuit
United States Court of Appeals


Taxpayer transferred assets in return for a promissory note bearing interest at the then current "safe harbor" interest rate, which was below the prevailing market rate.

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Schusterman v. United States

At issue is the taxpayers arguement that their use of the six percent safe harbor rate under I.R.C. 483 prevents the IRS from using the prevailing market interest rate to determine the dis ...