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Estate and Gift Tax Business Valuation

The following guide provides information on books and publications which focus on business valuation for estate and gift tax valuation purposes. Each entry listed below includes a brief description of the resource and its primary features and notes any information that is available free online.

Select from the following resources:

Business Valuation and Taxes: Procedure, Law, and Perspective
Laro, Pratt, Wiley, 2nd edition, 2011
Comprehensive resource addresses the laws, approaches, and procedures relevant to business valuations from a federal tax standpoint and covers a wide range of topics including valuation standards and methods, subsequent events, tax-effecting, and more. Free content preview at

PPC Guide to Business Valuations
Practitioners Publishing Company, annual updates
Three-volume set includes section on estate and gift tax valuation engagements covering topics such as overview of estate and gift taxation, valuing business interests for estate or gift purposes, estate freezes, and recent case decisions. Detailed table of contents is available free online.

Financial Valuation: Applications and Models, 3rd Edition
Hitchner, Wiley, 2011
Chapter 13 covers estate, gift, and income tax valuations, with topics covered including selected Internal Revenue Code provisions, Treasury regulations, and Revenue Rulings; valuation for income taxes; and valuation checklists. Contents can be previewed free online via's "Look Inside" feature.

BVR's Guide to Business Valuation Issues in Estate and Gift Tax
Business Valuation Resources, LLC, updated annually
Guide to estate and gift tax case law includes articles from leading experts on estate and gift tax issues, summary table of court case abstracts, and full text of case abstracts. Detailed table of contents can be viewed free online.

BVR's Business Valuation Issues in
Estate & Gift Tax: Case Law Compendium

Business Valuation Resources, LLC, updated annually
Comprehensive guide covers case law involving estate and gift tax valuations dating back to 1993. Searchable CD included with publication contains more than 200 case abstracts and full-text opinions. Table of contents can be viewed free online.

Valuing a Business: The Analysis and Appraisal
of Closely Held Companies, 5th Edition

Pratt, McGraw-Hill, 2008
Topics addressed in Chapters 27 and 28 include guidelines for gift and estate tax valuations, Chapter 14 special valuation guidelines, locking in the three-year gift tax statute of limitations, shifting the burden of proof from the taxpayer to the IRS, valuation issues in estate and gift tax planning, and estate and gift tax court cases. Table of contents, index, and searchable text are available free online.

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