Colorado Probate Blog: 2012
The Tax Court had held in the Wandry case (TC Memo 2012-88) that a fixed-dollar gift of an LLC interest (as opposed to a fixed percentage) was valid for gift tax purposes. This would be very helpful for taxpayers making gifts of hard to value assets. The IRS issued a notice that it will not acquiesce in this decision.
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Colorado Probate Blog: September 2012
Although a Private Letter Ruling only applies to the taxpayer involved, and cannot be used as precedent, the IRS analysis can be instructive. In PLR 201235006 (August 31, 2012), the IRS stated that a sale of a life insurance policy at its gift tax value from one grantor trust to another grantor trust would not be a "transfer for value" for income tax purposes.