Why words matter when making defined value gifts
Abstract: Defined value gifts can be used to minimize gift tax on transfers of difficult-to-value assets, such as interests in a closely held business or family limited partnership. This article summarizes a recent U.S. Tax Court case that demonstrates the importance of using precise wording in transfer documents to protect transfers against unintended adverse tax outcomes. Nelson v. Commissioner, T.C. Memo 2020-81 (June 10, 2020).