Do you own a closely held family business? Sec. 6166 may help ease the sting of estate taxes
Abstract: Assets such as an illiquid closely held business can pose unique estate planning challenges. Indeed, even with the gift and estate exemption amount at an inflation-adjusted $11.58 million for 2020, these taxes can continue to be burdensome if a family has a significant amount of wealth tied to a family business. This article explains how Internal Revenue Code Section 6166 can provide some tax relief.