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Tax Court adopts tax-affected valuation of PTE without overturning Gross

For years, the appraisal community has wondered when the U.S. Tax Court will recognize the need for tax affecting when valuing pass-through entities (PTE) and how the court will square its decision with precedent, i.e., the Gross case in which the Tax Court rejected the taxpayer’s tax-affected valuation.

Important bankruptcy ruling on how to value oil and gas assets

Valuing oil and gas assets requires special expertise, as is evident from a recent bankruptcy ruling that includes a thorough examination of the parties’ valuation evidence.

In re Breitburn Energy Partners LP

Court finds debtor is hopelessly insolvent; court values two types of oil and gas assets under NAV and precedent transaction analyses, respectively, finding, in terms of NAV analysis, debtor’s expert is more credible on issues of pricing, forecasting, risking, and predicting costs.

Muszynski v. Muszynski

Trial court adopts valuations of wife’s expert for husband’s 50% interest in waste industry company, finding expert used methods that properly separated out husband’s personal goodwill; court also accepts inclusion of identifiable intangibles shown to belong to company; appeals court affirms.

Court Validates Expert’s Method for Separating Out Owner’s Personal Goodwill

Trial court adopts valuations of wife’s expert for husband’s 50% interest in waste industry company, finding expert used methods that properly separated out husband’s personal goodwill; court also accepts inclusion of identifiable intangibles shown to belong to company; appeals court affirms.

Tax Court revaluation means big-time savings for taxpayer

In an estate tax dispute that has lasted for over five years, the Tax Court recently revalued the decedent’s minority interest in an Oregon family business by order of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. The recalculation proved a boon to the taxpayer.

Estate of Giustina v. Commissioner (Giustina III)

On remand Tax Court recalculates decedent’s minority LP interest in family partnership by relying entirely on DCF value and giving no weight to value of company’s timberland assets; newly calculated value is half the original value.

Estate of Giustina v. Commissioner (II)

Ninth Circuit orders Tax Court to recalculate value of decedent’s minority interest in longtime family partnership owning timber assets because Tax Court accorded weight to NAV value based on “imaginary scenarios” that saw some possibility of liquidation.

10 takeaways from Estate of Richmond

Estate of Richmond

Tax Court favors net-asset-value over capitalized-dividend approach for FMV determination of interest in holding company with marketable securities because NAV starts out on “firm ground” with stock prices one can look up whereas income approach relies en ...

Tax Court Rejects GPCM, Dissects DCF in Valuing Minority LP Interest

Tax Court calculates value of a 41% family limited partnership (timberland assets) using a net asset value and DCF approach, the latter including a 25% DLOM and 16% discount rate, adjusted for unique risks.

Estate of Giustina v. Commissioner (I)

Tax Court calculates value of a 41% family limited partnership (timberland assets) using a net asset value and DCF approach, the latter including a 25% DLOM and 16% discount rate, adjusted for unique risks.

Tax Court Finds 12% Minority Discount and 23% DLOM for Cash-Only FLP

In April 1999, Webster Kelley and his daughter and son-in-law (the Loudens) formed Kelley-Louden Business Properties LLC (KLBP LLC), and Kelley-Louden Ltd., a family limited partnership (KLLP).

Estate of Kelley v. Commissioner

In April 1999, Webster Kelley and his daughter and son-in-law ("the Loudens") formed Kelley-Louden Business Properties, LLC (KLBP LLC), and Kelley-Louden, Ltd., a family limited partnership (KLLP).

Gardner v. Gardner

At issue in this marital dissolution appeal was the value of husband’s medical practice.

Buy-Sell Agreements Fail Lauder II Test and Are Considered Testamentary Devices

This 336-page estate and gift case deals with a $75,935,883 tax deficiency and $30,328,153 in associated penalties asserted by the IRS.

Estate of True v. Commissioner

1Cases of the following petitioners are consolidated herewith: Jean D. True, docket No. 3408-98 and Estate of H.A. True, Jr., Deceased, H.A. True, III, Personal Representative, docket No. 3409-98. T.C. Memo. 2001-167 UNITED STATES TAX COURT ESTATE OF H.A. TRUE, JR., DECEASED, H.A. TRUE, III, PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE, AND JEAN D. TRUE, ET AL.1, Petitioners v. COMMISSIONER OF INTERNAL REVENUE, Respondent Docket Nos. 10940-97, 3408-98, Filed July 6, 2001. 3409-98. Buford P. Berry, Emily A. Parker ...

Buy-Sell Agreements Are Testamentary Devices

This 336-page estate and gift case deals with a $75,935,883 tax deficiency and $30,328,153 in associated penalties asserted by the IRS.

Buy-Sell Agreements Do Not Control for Estate Tax Purposes

The Tax Court considered whether buy-sell agreements controlled the value of the business interests the decedent held for estate and gift tax purposes.

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