Jay A. Soled and Richard Schmalbeck, of Rutgers University and Duke University School of Law, have made available for download their article, Substance Over Form in Transfer Tax Adjudication, published in Loyola of Los Angeles Law Review. The abstract is as follows:
The elevated exemption level under the federal transfer tax system (now in excess of $23 million for a married couple) has opened up new and abusive tax-avoidance opportunities. In many areas of the tax law, the substance over form doctrine historically has been effective in controlling such abuses; however, for a myriad of reasons, transfer tax jurisprudence has been marred by the reluctance of courts to embrace this doctrine. In this analysis, we urge reconsideration of that posture.
To see the full article, click: Substance Over Form in Transfer Tax Adjudication by Jay A. Soled and Richard Schmalbeck.
Posted by Jessica Ji, Associate Editor, Wealth Strategies Journal.