The Darwinian Approach To Partnership Sustainability: Mirowski

Journal of Passthrough Entities

The partnership cases over the last 5 years (since what has become known as Strangi II, T.C. Memo.2003-145) have provided the tax planner with a reasonable roadmap as to how to structure sustainable partnerships for estate tax planning purposes. The cases established that the Tax Court is more than willing to apply a broad reading and liberal application of Code section 2036, meaning that it will apply 2036 to partnership cases to ignore the partnership for purposes of valuing partnership assets.

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