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Hi and welcome to Just Answer!Section 7520 of the Internal Revenue Code requires the use actuarial tables for valuing life estates and remainders.Publication 1457 provides examples.In your case - the interest rate in June 2013 is 1.2% - see here - http://www.irs.gov/Businesses/Small-Businesses-&-Self-Employed/Section-7520-Interest-Rates and Table S (1.2) shows that the factor for a life estate for a 79-year-old person is 0.09888 and a remainderinterest is 0.90112 - http://www.irs.gov/file_source/pub/irs-tege/sec_1_table_s_2009.xlsSo - assuming the value of the residence is $100,000 - for gift tax purposes - the value of the gift is $100,000 x 0.90112 = $90,112.
And correspondingly - the value of the life estate would be $100,000 x 0.09888 = $9,888
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