Robert Hancock, of Charlotte, North Carolina, was 65 when he retired in 2005. Alyssa, his wife of 40 1 answer below »

Robert Hancock, of Charlotte, North Carolina, was 65 when he retired in 2005. Alyssa, his wife of 40 years, passed away the next year. Her will left everything to Robert. Although Alyssa’s estate was valued at $2,250,000, there was no estate tax due because of the 100 percent marital deduction. Their only child, Nathan, is married to Mary; they have four children, two in college and two in high school. In 2007, Robert made a gift of Apple stock worth $260,000 jointly to Nathan and Mary. Because of the two $13,000 annual exclusions and the unified credit, no gift taxes were due. When Robert died in 2012, his home was valued at $880,000, his vacation cabin on a lake was valued at $485,000, his investments in stocks and bonds at $1,890,000, and his pension funds at $615,000 (Nathan was named beneficiary). Robert also owned a life insurance policy that paid proceeds of $720,000 to Nathan.. He left $60,000 to his church and $25,000 to his high school to start a scholarship fund in his wife’s name. The rest of the estate was left to Nathan. Funeral costs were $4,000. Debts were $90,000 and miscellaneous expenses were $25,000. Attorney and accounting fees came to $32,000.

Estate Tax Base = $4,590,000

1. Use Exhibit 15.7 to determine the tentative tax on estate tax base.

 

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