Assignment 5: Estate Tax Audit Letter to IRS
The executor of a deceased client’s estate comes to you with a letter from the IRS indicating that they are auditing a large property valuation claim that was made on the estate return. The IRS is claiming that the property was undervalued at the time of death.
Using the Internet or Strayer databases, research the rules regarding the valuation of property for a decedent’s estate.
Write a one to two (1-2) page letter in which you:
1. Respond to the assertions by the IRS and counter those assertions with your own.
2. Make a convincing argument that the information/documentation your client possesses justifies and supports the valuation claim.
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