gross estate of decedent


gross estate of decedent
The value of all property left by a decedent, determined as of the date of death. For federal tax: the value of all property to the extent of the decedent's interest therein at the time of his death; virtually all property transferred either by the will of the decedent or under the local intestacy laws. Estate of Kinney v Commissioner (CA9) 80 F2d 568. For the purposes of the statute which provides for an estate tax lien:-the estate or property on which the tax chargeable to the decedent's estate is computed, including property which does not pass as part of the estate but by right of survivorship. Detroit Bank v United States, 317 US 329, 87 L Ed 304, 63 S Ct 297.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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