Delay in Need to Report Basis
Currently, taxpayers have until February 29, 2016 to file Forms 8971 for estate tax returns previously filed. Form 8971 is used to report basis to beneficiaries of inherited assets, pursuant to provisions that came into law in 2015.
The IRS is providing taxpayers with a further breather – such forms now need not be filed with the IRS nor furnished to a beneficiary until March 31, 2016.
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