The value of the gross estate may be determined, if the executor so elects, by valuing all the property included in the gross estate as follows:
No deduction under this chapter of any item shall be allowed if allowance for such items is in effect given by the alternate valuation provided by this section. Wherever in any other subsection or section of this chapter reference is made to the value of property at the time of the decedent's death, such reference shall be deemed to refer to the value of such property used in determining the value of the gross estate. In case of an election made by the executor under this section, then-
shall be valued as of the date of the decedent's death with adjustment for any difference in value (not due to mere lapse of time or the occurrence or nonoccurrence of a contingency) of the property as of the date 6 months after the decedent's death (substituting, in the case of property distributed by the executor or trustee, or sold, exchanged, or otherwise disposed of, during such 6-month period, the date thereof).
No election may be made under this section with respect to an estate unless such election will decrease-
The election provided for in this section shall be made by the executor on the return of the tax imposed by this chapter. Such election, once made, shall be irrevocable.
No election may be made under this section if such return is filed more than 1 year after the time prescribed by law (including extensions) for filing such return.
26 U.S.C. § 2032
AMENDMENTS1986-Subsec. (c)(2). Pub. L. 99-514 amended par. (2) generally. Prior to amendment, par. (2) read as follows: "the amount of the tax imposed by this chapter (reduced by credits allowable against such tax)."1984-Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 98-369, §1023(a), added subsec. (c). Former subsec. (c) redesignated (d).Subsec. (d). Pub. L. 98-369, §1024(a), substituted "Election" for "Time of election" in heading, designated existing text as par. (1), inserted heading "In general", substituted "shall be made by the executor on the return of the tax imposed by this chapter" for "shall be exercised by the executor on his return if filed within the time prescribed by law or before the expiration of any extension of time granted pursuant to law for the filing of the return", inserted sentence providing that an election, once made, is irrevocable, and added par. (2).Pub. L. 98-369, §1023(a), redesignated subsec. (c) as (d).1970- Pub. L. 91-614 substituted "6 months" for "1 year" in four places and substituted "6-month" for "1-year".
EFFECTIVE DATE OF 1986 AMENDMENTAmendment by Pub. L. 99-514 applicable to generation-skipping transfers (within the meaning of sectionof this title) made after Oct. 22, 1986, except as otherwise provided, see section 1433 of Pub. L. 99-514 set out as an Effective Date note under section of this title.
EFFECTIVE DATE OF 1984 AMENDMENTPub. L. 98-369, div. A, title X, §1023(b), July 18, 1984, 98 Stat. 1030, provided that: "The amendments made by subsection (a) [amending this section] shall apply with respect to estates of decedents dying after the date of the enactment of this Act [July 18, 1984]."Pub. L. 98-369, div. A, title X, §1024(b), July 18, 1984, 98 Stat. 1030, as amended by Pub. L. 99-514, §2, Oct. 22, 1986, 100 Stat. 2095, provided that:"(1) IN GENERAL.-The amendment made by subsection (a) [amending this section] shall apply to estates of decedents dying after the date of the enactment of this Act [July 18, 1984]."(2) TRANSITIONAL RULE.-In the case of an estate of a decedent dying before the date of the enactment of this Act [July 18, 1984] if-"(A) a credit or refund of the tax imposed by chapter 11 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 [formerly I.R.C. 1954] is not prevented on the date of the enactment of this Act by the operation of any law or rule of law,"(B) the election under section 2032 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 would have met the requirements of such section (as amended by this section and section 1023) had the decedent died after the date of enactment of this Act, and"(C) a claim for credit or refund of such tax with respect to such estate is filed not later than the 90th day after the date of the enactment of this Act,then such election shall be treated as a valid election under such section 2032. The statutory period for the assessment of any deficiency which is attributable to an election under this paragraph shall not expire before the close of the 2-year period beginning on the date of the enactment of this Act."
EFFECTIVE DATE OF 1970 AMENDMENTPub. L. 91-614, title I, §101(j), Dec. 31, 1970, 84 Stat. 1838, provided that: "The amendments made by this section [enacting sectionof this title, amending this section and sections , , , , , , , , , and of this title, and enacting provisions set out as notes under this section and sections and of this title] (other than subsection (f)) [amending sections and of this title] shall apply with respect to decedents dying after December 31, 1970."
- Internal Revenue Code of 1986
- The term "Internal Revenue Code of 1986" means this title, and the term "Internal Revenue Code of 1939" means the Internal Revenue Code enacted February 10, 1939, as amended.