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Saturday, December 14, 2013

Article on Kite Decision


Kerry A. Ryan (Saint Louis University School of Law) recently published an article entitled, Kite: IRS Wins QTIP Battle But Loses Annuity War, Tax Notes, Vol. 141, No. 10, 2013.  Provided below is the abstract from SSRN:

In Kite, the Tax Court held that a 10-year deferred annuity constituted adequate and full consideration for a transfer of family partnership interests, even though the transferor died before receiving any payments. The court also held that the liquidation of a qualified terminable interest property trust and subsequent sale of its assets constituted a disposition of the qualifying income interest for life, resulting in a deemed transfer of the entire trust under section 2519. Ryan discusses those holdings and two more issues that were not raised in the Tax Court proceeding but are clearly implicated by the Kite facts.


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