estate tax, stock, valuation, goodwill, Tax Court
In Estate of Adell, the Tax Court determined that the correct value of a decedent’s interest in a closely held corporation was the figure reported on the original estate tax return. The court rejected alternative values as either using the incorrect valuation method or failing to account for the significant value of a key employee’s personal goodwill.
Ryan, Kerry A., Valuation Lessons From Estate of Adell (September 22, 2014). Tax Notes, Vol. 144, No. 12, 2014.