Federal law now provides in sections 826 (c) and (d) of the Internal Revenue Code that life insurance and property transferred by appointment shall bear their proportionate tax burden. It does not contain similar provisions with respect to other types of non-probate property. At the present time, twenty states provide by statute for some sort of apportionment of estate taxes. Two states have statutes restricting apportionment in some degree. In the rest, the matter rests in the discretion of the courts. I propose to discuss in this article the situation in those areas where no statutory guidance exists.
William P. Sutter,
APPORTIONMENT OF THE FEDERAL STATE TAX IN THE ABSENCE OF STATUTE OR AN EXPRESSION OF INTENTION,
Mich. L. Rev.
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