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The Taxation Of A Gift Or Inheritance From An Employer., Douglas A. Kahn Jan 2011

The Taxation Of A Gift Or Inheritance From An Employer., Douglas A. Kahn

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The focus of this article is to examine the following questions: 1. whether, despite its unrestricted language, section 102(c) does not apply to some gratuitous transfers to an employee; 2. if so, what are the exceptions to section 102(c); and 3. when section 102(c) does not apply to a transfer, whether it will be excluded from income. Part II of this article examines the conditions under which a gratuitous transfer to an employee will be excluded from income under the Duberstein standard and under the normal tax treatment of testamentary transfers -- in other words, how the section ...