We are familiar with the procedures and requirements necessary to perform a retroactive appraisal with an effective date and Fair Market Value estimate matching the date of death. The ethics provision within the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) binds us with confidentiality, ensuring the fullest degree of discretion, impartiality and objectivity, and creating public trust.
All too often, people do not fully appreciate the need to have a detailed real and personal property appraisal prepared in support of the numbers being used in documents filed with the relevant authorities.
Opinions of value used in documents filed with the relevant authorities should be supported by a detailed report as to how the appraiser arrived at his conclusions. Such a report will certainly demonstrate to the authorities that the numbers used are well founded and substantiated.
Having a professional appraisal gives the executor solid facts and figures to work with in meeting IRS and state agency requirements. It assures peace of mind to everyone concerned because we stand behind the appraisal if it is challenged.
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