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Current IRS rules permit tax discounts on the valuation of interests in family-held assets passed down among generations. The Treasury Department has proposed new rules that do away with these discounts. As a result, the estates of the owners of family-held businesses such as farms, real estate and investment firms will be required to pay higher estate taxes. The new rules, which are not yet in final form, are expected to take effect some time next year.

Proposed New IRS Rules for Valuing Interest in Family-Controlled Entities May Curb Discounts For Estate, Gift and Generation-Skipping Tax Purposes