Title

The Economics of Ownership Rights in Valuing Minority Interests

Document Type

Article

Journal/Book Title/Conference

Litigation Economics Digest

Volume

4

Issue

1

Publication Date

1999

First Page

31

Last Page

38

Abstract

An area of increasing tax litigation involves the use of limited partnerships (LPS) and similar entities ~ to achieve discounts 0.e., minority interest discounts) from the value of ownership interests gifted or bequested. According to the IRS, "14 percent of girl and estate tax returns under examination involved family limited partnership issues" (The Wall Street Journal, p. A-l, Sept. 16, 1998). A significant number of these returns are being challenged on the valuation issue. Consequently, economists and other financial professionals who calculate minority interest discounts are likely to have to support their valuation in an adverse atmosphere

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