Estate of Michael J. Jackson v. Commissioner, T.C. Memo 2021-48 (May 3, 2021)

In the Estate of Michael J. Jackson v. Commissioner, T.C. Memo 2021-48 (May 3, 2021) the Tax Court determined the values of the following assets for estate tax purposes:

  • The decedent’s image and likeness
  • The decedent’s interest in a music-publishing trust
  • The decedent’s interest in a music-publishing catalog that owned the copyrights to compositions that the decedent wrote or cowrote, as well as compositions by other songwriters

In a 271-page opinion, the Tax Court summarized its findings with the following valuations.

To see the full opinion, click the following link:

Posted by Lewis J. Saret, Co-General Editor, Wealth Strategies Journal.

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