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Yes, instructins to form 709 state the following: "Also attach any appraisal used to determine the value of real estate or other property."
Here's the IRS guidance (instructions to form 709) in the online version: http://www.irs.gov/instructions/i709/ch02.html
IN the "Adequate Disclosure" section of the instruction you'll see the following:
In general, a gift will be considered adequately disclosed if the return or statement includes the following:
A full and complete Form 709.
A description of the transferred property and any consideration received by the donor;
The identity of, and relationship between, the donor and each donee;
If the property is transferred in trust, the trust's employer identification number (EIN) and a brief description of the terms of the trust (or a copy of the trust instrument in lieu of the description); and
Either a qualified appraisal or a detailed description of the method used to determine the fair market value of the gift.
Here's the link to that specific section of the instructions: http://www.irs.gov/instructions/i709/ch01.html#d0e660
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I have already filed the 709 without attaching the appraisal on the advice of the preparer. ihave an extension until October 15th . how can I contact the irs to file the Appraisal?
Did you indicate any other method of determining value (OR did you state that you had an appraisal)?
Another option is to go to the local field office ... that would be MY recommendation. They can tell you the proper procedure AND date stamp something as received. ... As you are ameding, (no line items are changing, an amended return really isn't needed here)
Here's a link to find the closest field office: http://www.irs.gov/uac/Contact-Your-Local-IRS-Office-1
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