This Second Edition of Estate and Gift Taxation provides materials for a course on the U.S. transfer tax system, as it exists following enactment of the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012.
Like other books in the Graduate Tax Series, this text is intended to serve as a complement to the study of the Internal Revenue Code and Regulations. Each of the 26 chapters contains an overview of the subject that is structured around an assignment to these primary authorities. Critical passages of important cases or rulings generally are limited to excerpts in the overview, and edited opinions of seminal decisions appear on only a handful of occasions. Each chapter closes with a series of complex, practice-oriented problems that require students to spot and resolve issues in the context of realistic hypotheticals that could be encountered in an estate planning practice.
Although the text is designed to provide an effective framework for LL.M. study, the text is accessible to J.D. students in an upper-level course.
A comprehensive Teacher's Manual, providing analyses of the problems presented in the coursebook, is available only to professors.
If you are a professor teaching in this field you may request a complimentary copy.