Donations & Estate Tax

Valuation Services for Gift & Estate Tax Planning and for Corporate Donations

Opportunities in Gift & Estate Planning

Current economic realities combined with changes in tax laws are creating unique opportunities for estate planning. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 (the Act) and impending tax reform from Congress, in whatever form, will significantly impact estate and gift tax planning.

Regardless of what happens, the IRS will always keep a close eye on estate and gift tax plans and corporate donations. Compliance with the adequate disclosure regulations of 1999 is paramount; failure to do so can result in an audit window that never closes. In addition, the 2006 addition of §170 (f)(11)(e) to the Tax Code imposes standards on opinions of value, and noncompliance with these standards can result in time-consuming IRS challenges and costly penalties.

Opportunities for Corporate Non-Cash Charitable Contributions/Donations

Donation of a non-cash asset requires a qualified appraisal. Under §170 (f)(11)(C), taxpayers are required to obtain a qualified appraisal for donated property for which a deduction of more than $5,000 is claimed.

Learn More on the IRS Website

What We Do

Our valuation services related to the transfer of family wealth and non-cash charitable contributions/donation include the following:


Valuation of closely held stock, including common, preferred and convertible-preferred


Discount studies, including but not limited to, lack of control, lack of marketability and built-in capital gains


Control premium studies


Valuation of intellectual property (trademarks, copyrights, patents, contracts, technology, and more)


Real and personal property valuation


Testing asset transfers to ensure that the transferor has received fair and adequate compensation for the property rights given up

Why KVG?

Now, more than ever, families, corporations, and their tax advisors need to engage qualified, trustworthy, valuation professionals. With more than 20 years of providing valuation services related to estate and gift tax planning, KVG has the expertise you require.

Our independence of audit or other attest services, rating agencies, and investment banks makes us thoroughly objective; we have no conflicts of interest. We are a “Qualified Appraiser” as defined by the IRS, and we provide well-supported analyses that withstand IRS and judicial scrutiny.

Our consultants have the experience needed to value all types of company stock, tangible assets, and intangible property that may be transferred or donated to a trust, Family Limited Partnership, charitable organization, or other form of business or business entity.

Truth in Valuation

Kellenberger Valuation Group