It’s a Thriller! What is a celebrity’s name and image worth after they die? Michael Jackson’s name and image was valued on his estate tax return at ~$2,000, by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) on audit at ~$435 million and by the Tax Court at ~$4 million. In this September 14, 2021 podcast hosted by ACTEC, Fellows Sharon Klein and Tom Abendroth discuss the implications of this landmark case, explore planning techniques to help minimize taxes, and review the status of post-mortem publicity rights across the country.
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