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Slammed: IRS Takes Big Chunk Out of Detroit Pistons Owner’s Estate

Who says the government is broke? The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) just took $388 million from the estate of Detroit Pistons owner Bill Davidson, according to A dispute arose after Mr. Davidson passed away and the IRS claimed it was owed $2 billion in estate, gift, and generation-skipping taxes. The IRS argued that the Davidson Estate undervalued corporate stock and improperly valued self-cancelling installment notes (SCINs). As to the stock, the IRS said that the estate low-balled the value of privately held Guardian stock held in trust for Davidson’s children and grandchildren. Mr. Davidson’s estate took the IRS to U.S. Tax Court challenging...

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