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I keep asking questions and receive no answer. I will explain

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I keep asking questions and receive no answer. I will explain again. I am the executor of my mother's estate. Her husband (not my father) predeceased her and his executor opted to file the marital QTIP deduction. So the values of both estates were combined for tax purposes. IRC 2207A provides that each individual estate pays a pro rata share of the tax burden. However, it goes on to say that once the taxes are figured on the combined estate, to determine the pro rata share, you separate the two individual assets, and then determine how much can be reimbursed to the smaller estate's executor. This is based on what amount would have been paid if they had filed individual estate tax returns. My contention is that I should be able to recoup all taxes paid because the individual estate is well under the Federal estate tax exemption. I just need some type of authority to make my case with the executor of the larger state, who does not think he is responsible for all of the taxes.
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Tax
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Customer: replied 5 years ago.
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Expert:  CGCPA replied 5 years ago.

Welcome to Just Answer. I am here to help you resolve your tax and finance concerns. Please feel free to ask anytime you need extra help.


The real issue here is that you may not realize that by filing the estate returns together and then allocating the responsibility to each of the separated estates they are each only allowed to use 1/2 of their exemption amounts. That may be the cause of contention between you and the other executor. Try the math that way and you may get very different results from what you have. If the returns have not yet been filed you should also consider separate filings.


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