IMPLICATIONS OF THE TAX REFORM ACT OF 1976 FOR FARM ESTATE PLANNING

An intergeneration transfer simulation model is used to project estate transfer costs and the value of transfers to the heirs before and after the tax reform act of 1976. Lower Federal estate taxes result for estates that qualify for the special use valuation of farmland provision of the new law. Replacing the $60,000 estate exemption with the $47,000 estate tax credit and revising the tax rate schedule increases Federal estate taxes when the taxable estate is between $1.175 million and $9.353 million. The new carryover basis rules for estate assets acquired from decedents dying after 1979 also increase transfer costs.


Issue Date:
1979-12
Publication Type:
Journal Article
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/32288
Published in:
Western Journal of Agricultural Economics, Volume 04, Number 2
Page range:
133-146
Total Pages:
14




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