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Virginia Estate Tax

§ 58.1-900. Title.

This chapter shall be known and may be cited as the "Virginia Estate Tax Act."

Code 1950, § 58-238.1; 1978, c. 838; 1984, c. 675.

§ 58.1-901. Definitions.

As used in this chapter, unless the context clearly shows otherwise, the term or phrase:

"Decedent" means a deceased person.

"Federal credit" means the maximum amount of the credit for state death taxes allowable by § 2011 of the United States Internal Revenue Code of 1954, as amended or renumbered, or successor provision, in respect to a decedent's taxable estate. The term "maximum amount" shall be construed as to take full advantage of such credit as the laws of the United States may allow.

"Gross estate" means "gross estate" as defined in § 2031 of the United States Internal Revenue Code of 1954, as amended or renumbered, or the successor provision of the laws of the United States.

"Nonresident" means a decedent who was domiciled outside of the Commonwealth of Virginia at his death.

"Personal representative" means the personal representative of the estate of the decedent, appointed, qualified and acting within the Commonwealth, or, if there is no personal representative appointed, qualified and acting within the Commonwealth, then any person in actual or constructive possession of the Virginia gross estate of the decedent.

"Resident" means a decedent who was domiciled in the Commonwealth of Virginia at his death.

"State" means any state, territory or possession of the United States and the District of Columbia.

"Taxable estate" means "taxable estate" as defined in § 2051 of the United States Internal Revenue Code of 1954, as amended or renumbered, or the successor provision of the laws of the United States.

"Value" means "value" as finally determined for federal estate tax purposes under the laws of the United States relating to federal estate taxes.

Any reference in this chapter to the laws of the United States relating to federal estate and gift taxes means the provisions of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954, and amendments thereto, and other provisions of the laws of the United States relating to federal estate and gift taxes, as the same may be or become effective at any time or from time to time.

Code 1950, § 58-238.2; 1978, c. 838; 1981, c. 94; 1984, c. 675; 2006, Sp. Sess. I, cc. 4, 5.

§ 58.1-902. Tax on transfer of taxable estate of residents; amounts; credit; property of resident defined.

A. A tax in the amount of the federal credit is imposed on the transfer of the taxable estate of every resident, subject, where applicable, to the credit provided for in subsection B.

B. If the real and tangible personal property of a resident is located outside of the Commonwealth and is subject to a death tax imposed by another state for which a credit is allowed under § 2011 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954, as amended or renumbered, or the successor provision of the laws of the United States relating to federal estate taxes, the amount of tax due under this section shall be credited with the lesser of:

1. The amount of the death tax paid the other state and credited against the federal estate tax; or

2. An amount computed by multiplying the federal credit by a fraction, the numerator of which is the value of that part of the gross estate over which another state or states have jurisdiction to the same extent to which Virginia would exert jurisdiction under this chapter with respect to the residents of such other state or states and the denominator of which is the value of the decedent's gross estate.

C. Property of a resident includes:

1. Real property situated in the Commonwealth of Virginia;

2. Tangible personal property having an actual situs in the Commonwealth of Virginia; and

3. Intangible personal property owned by the resident regardless of where it is located.

Code 1950, § 58-238.3; 1978, c. 838; 1984, c. 675.

§ 58.1-903. Tax on transfer of taxable estate of nonresidents; property of nonresident defined.

A. A tax in an amount computed as provided in this section is imposed on the transfer of every nonresident's taxable estate located in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

The tax shall be an amount computed by multiplying the federal credit by a fraction, the numerator of which is the value of that part of the gross estate over which Virginia has jurisdiction for estate tax purposes and the denominator of which is the value of the decedent's gross estate.

B. For purposes of this section, property located in the Commonwealth of Virginia which is taxable to a nonresident shall include:

1. Real property and real property interests located in the Commonwealth of Virginia including mineral interests, royalties, production payments, leasehold interests, or working interests in oil, gas, coal, or any other minerals; and

2. Tangible personal property having an actual situs in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Code 1950, § 58-238.4; 1978, c. 838; 1984, c. 675.

§ 58.1-904. Tax upon estates of alien decedents.

A. A tax in an amount computed as provided in this section is imposed upon the transfer of real property and tangible personal property having an actual situs in the Commonwealth of Virginia and upon intangible personal property physically present within the Commonwealth of every person who at the time of death was not a resident of the United States.

The tax shall be an amount computed by multiplying the federal credit by a fraction, the numerator of which is the value of that part of the gross estate over which Virginia has jurisdiction for estate tax purposes and the denominator of which is the decedent's gross estate taxable by the United States wherever situated.

B. Resident aliens of the United States shall be subject to the tax imposed by this chapter under § 58.1-903 when the decedent, at the time of death, was not a resident of Virginia but was a resident of the United States. A resident alien who, at the time of death, was a resident of Virginia and a resident of the United States shall be subject to the tax imposed by this chapter under § 58.1-902.

C. For purposes of this section, stock in a corporation organized under the laws of the Commonwealth shall be deemed physically present within the Commonwealth.

Code 1950, § 58-238.5; 1978, c. 838; 1984, c. 675.

§ 58.1-905. Filing returns; payment of tax due thereon.

A. The personal representative of every estate subject to the tax imposed by this chapter who is required by the laws of the United States to file a federal estate tax return shall file with the Department, on or before the date the federal estate tax return is required to be filed: (i) a return for the tax due under this chapter; and (ii) a copy of the federal estate tax return.

B. If the personal representative has obtained an extension of time for filing the federal estate tax return or paying the federal estate tax or any portion thereof, the filing required by subsection A or payment required by subsection C shall be similarly extended until the end of the time period granted in the federal extension. Upon obtaining an extension of time for filing the federal estate tax return, or paying the federal estate tax or any portion thereof, the personal representative shall provide the Department with a true copy of the instrument providing for this extension.

C. The tax due under this chapter shall be paid by the personal representative to the Department not later than the date specified under subsection A or B. If such tax is paid pursuant to subsection B, interest, at a rate equal to the rate of interest established pursuant to § 58.1-15, shall be added for the period between the date when such tax would have been due had no extension been granted and the date of full payment.

D. Notwithstanding any other provision of this section, the extensions provided to individual taxpayers under subdivisions 1 and 2 of subsections F and G of § 58.1-344 shall be applicable in the same manner to the tax imposed by this chapter.

Code 1950, § 58-238.6; 1978, c. 838; 1984, c. 675; 1990, c. 700; 1991, cc. 346, 361; 1996, c. 401.

§ 58.1-906. Amended returns.

A. If the personal representative files an amended federal estate tax return, he shall immediately file with the Department an amended return covering the tax imposed by this chapter, accompanying the same with a copy of the amended federal estate tax return. If the personal representative is required to pay an additional tax under this chapter pursuant to such amended return, he shall pay such tax, together with interest as provided in § 58.1-15, at the time of filing the amended return.

B. If, upon final determination of the federal estate tax due, a deficiency is assessed, the personal representative shall within ninety days after this determination give written notice of such deficiency to the Department. If any additional tax is due under this chapter by reason of this determination, the personal representative shall file an amended return, or such other form as the Department may prescribe, and pay such additional tax, together with interest as provided in § 58.1-15, at the same time he files the notice; however, if the department has sufficient information from which to compute the proper additional tax and the taxpayer has paid such tax, then the taxpayer is not required to file an amended estate tax return.

Code 1950, § 58-238.7; 1978, c. 838; 1984, c. 675; 1992, c. 678 .

§ 58.1-907. Certification of payment by Department.

Upon the payment of the estate tax, or if no tax is due pursuant to a filing under § 58.1-905 or § 58.1-906, upon the ascertainment of that fact, the Department shall certify such fact to the personal representative.

Code 1950, § 58-238.8; 1978, c. 838; 1984, c. 675.

§ 58.1-908. Nonpayment of tax; lien for unpaid taxes; certificate of release from lien.

A. A lien shall arise as follows upon all property, real or personal, located in the Commonwealth of Virginia, of every decedent having a taxable estate who fails to pay the tax imposed by this chapter:

1. In the case of a nonresident decedent having a taxable estate a lien shall not arise automatically upon the death of the decedent.

2. In the case of a resident or nonresident decedent, such lien shall attach to the personal estate of the decedent only upon the Department's filing a memorandum in the clerk's office of the county or city wherein the decedent resided, and to the real estate only upon the filing of a memorandum in the clerk's office of the county or city wherein such real estate is located.

Such lien, once it attaches, shall be enforceable for a period not to exceed ten years from the date of death of the decedent.

B. Such part of the property of a decedent as may at the time be subject to the lien provided for under subsection A shall be divested of such lien to the extent used for payment of charges against the estate or expenses of its administration allowed by the court having jurisdiction thereof.

C. Such part of the personal property of a decedent as may at the time be subject to the lien provided for under subsection A shall be divested of such lien upon the conveyance or transfer of such property to a purchaser or holder of a security interest for an adequate and full consideration and such lien shall then attach to the proceeds received for such property from such purchaser or holder of a security interest. Real property shall not be divested of such lien except as provided in subsections B and D of this section.

D. When any lien under this section has attached and the Department is satisfied that the tax liability, if any, of the estate has been fully discharged, the Department shall issue a certificate releasing all property of such estate from the lien herein imposed; or, if the Department is satisfied that the tax liability of the estate has been provided for, it shall issue a certificate releasing any surplus property of such estate from the lien herein imposed.

Code 1950, § 58-238.9; 1978, c. 838; 1979, c. 567; 1984, c. 675; 1987, c. 373.

§ 58.1-909. Liability of personal representative.

The tax and interest imposed by this chapter shall be paid by the personal representative. If any personal representative distributes either in whole or in part any of the property of an estate to the heirs, next of kin, distributees, legatees or devisees without having paid or secured the tax due pursuant to this chapter, he shall be personally liable for the tax so due, or so much thereof as may remain due and unpaid, to the full extent of any property belonging to such person or estate which may come into his custody or control.

Code 1950, § 58-238.10; 1978, c. 838; 1984, c. 675.

§ 58.1-910. Duty of resident representative of a nonresident decedent.

A resident personal representative holding personal property of a deceased nonresident subject to the tax shall deduct the tax or collect it from the personal representative in the state of the decedent's domicile and shall not deliver such property to him or any other person until he has collected the tax and paid the same into the state treasury. When the transfer of such personal property is subject to a tax under the provisions of this chapter and the personal representative in the state of domicile neglects or refuses to pay the tax upon demand or if for any reason the tax is not paid within nine months after the decedent's death, the resident personal representative may, upon such notice as the circuit court of the county or city where such resident personal representative qualified may direct, be authorized to sell such property or, if the same can be divided, such portion as may be necessary. He shall then deduct the tax from the proceeds of such sale and account for the balance, if any, in lieu of the property.

Code 1950, § 58-238.11; 1978, c. 838; 1984, c. 675.

§ 58.1-911. Final account.

No final account of a personal representative shall be approved by a commissioner of accounts unless the commissioner finds that all state, county or city taxes assessed and chargeable upon property in the hands of a personal representative have been paid. No final account of a personal representative who is required to file a federal estate tax return shall be approved by the commissioner of accounts unless the commissioner finds that the tax imposed on the property by this chapter, including applicable interest, has been paid in full or that no such tax is due.

Code 1950, § 58-238.12; 1978, c. 838; 1984, c. 675; 2002, c. 35.

§ 58.1-912. Deposit of funds.

All moneys collected pursuant to this chapter shall be paid into the general fund of the state treasury.

Code 1950, § 58-238.15; 1978, c. 838; 1984, c. 675.

§ 58.1-913. Proof of payment of death taxes to state of domicile.

At any time before the expiration of eighteen months after the qualification in this Commonwealth of any executor of the will or administrator of the estate of any nonresident decedent, such executor or administrator shall file with the clerk of the court in which he qualified proof that all death taxes, together with interest or penalties thereon, which are due to the state of domicile of such decedent, or to any political subdivision thereof, have been paid or secured or that no such taxes, interest or penalties are due, unless it appears that letters have been issued in the state of domicile. Such proof may be in the form of a certificate issued by the official or body charged with the administration of the death tax laws of the domiciliary state.

Code 1950, §§ 58-238.17, 58-238.18; 1978, c. 838; 1984, c. 675.

§ 58.1-914. Notice to domiciliary state if proof not filed.

If such proof is not filed within the time limit set out in § 58.1-913, then the clerk of the court shall forthwith notify by mail the official or body of the domiciliary state charged with the administration of the death tax laws thereof with respect to such estate and shall state in such notice so far as is known to him:

1. The name, date of death and last domicile of such decedent;

2. The name and address of each executor or administrator;

3. A summary of the values of the real estate, tangible personalty and intangible personalty, wherever situated, belonging to such decedent at the time of his death; and

4. The fact that such executor or administrator has not filed the proof required in § 58.1-913.

The clerk shall attach to such notice a plain copy of the will and codicils of the decedent, if he died testate, or, if he died intestate, a list of his heirs and next of kin, so far as is known to the clerk.

Code 1950, § 58-238.19; 1978, c. 838; 1979, c. 559; 1984, c. 675.

§ 58.1-915. Petition of domiciliary state for accounting.

Within sixty days after the mailing of such notice, the official or body charged with the administration of the death tax laws of the domiciliary state may file with such court in this Commonwealth a petition for an accounting in such estate. Such official body of the domiciliary state shall, for the purpose of this article, be a party interested for the purpose of petitioning the court for such accounting. If such petition be filed within the period of sixty days, the court shall decree such accounting and upon such accounting being filed and approved shall decree the remission of the fiduciary appointed by the domiciliary probate court of the balance of the intangible personalty after the payment of creditors and expenses of administration in the Commonwealth.

Code 1950, § 58-238.20; 1978, c. 838; 1984, c. 675.

§ 58.1-916. Final accounting not granted without compliance.

Unless the provisions of either § 58.1-914 or § 58.1-915 have been complied with, no such executor or administrator shall be entitled to a final accounting or discharge in any court in this Commonwealth.

Code 1950, § 58-238.21; 1978, c. 838; 1984, c. 675.

§ 58.1-917. To what nonresident estates article applies.

The provisions of this article shall apply to the estate of any nonresident decedent if the laws of the state of his domicile contain a provision, of any nature or however expressed, whereby this Commonwealth is given reasonable assurance of the collection of its inheritance or death taxes, interest and penalties, from the estates of decedents dying domiciled in this Commonwealth when the estates of such decedents are being administered by the probate courts of such other state, or if the state of domicile does not grant letters in nonresident estates until after letters have been issued by the state of domicile.

Code 1950, § 58-238.22; 1978, c. 838; 1984, c. 675.

§ 58.1-918. How article construed.

The provisions of this article shall be liberally construed in order to ensure that the state of domicile of any decedent shall receive any death taxes, together with interest and penalties thereon, due to it.

Code 1950, § 58-238.23; 1978, c. 838; 1984, c. 675.

§ 58.1-919. Meaning of "state.".

For the purpose of this article the word "state" shall be construed to include any territory of the United States, the District of Columbia and any foreign country.

Code 1950, § 58-238.24; 1978, c. 838; 1984, c. 675.

§ 58.1-920. Title of article.

This article shall be known and may be cited as the "Uniform Act on Interstate Compromise and Arbitration of Death Taxes."

Code 1950, § 58-238.25; 1978, c. 838; 1984, c. 675.

§ 58.1-921. Interpretation.

This article shall be so interpreted and construed as to effectuate its general purpose to make uniform the law of those states which enact it.

Code 1950, § 58-238.26; 1978, c. 838; 1984, c. 675.

§ 58.1-922. Dispute as to domicile; compromise agreement.

When the Tax Commissioner claims that a decedent was domiciled in this Commonwealth at the time of his death and the taxing authorities of other states make a like claim on behalf of their states, the Commissioner may make a written agreement of compromise with the other taxing authorities and the executor or administrator of such decedent that a certain sum shall be accepted in full satisfaction of any death taxes imposed by this Commonwealth, including any interest or penalties to the date of signing of the agreement. The agreement shall also fix the amount to be accepted by the other states in full satisfaction of death taxes. The executor or administrator of such decedent is hereby authorized to make such agreement. Unless the tax so agreed upon is paid within sixty days after the signing of such agreement, interest or penalties shall accrue upon the amount fixed in the agreement, but the time between the decedent's death and the signing of such agreement shall not be included in computing the interest or penalties.

Code 1950, § 58-238.27; 1978, c. 838; 1984, c. 675.

§ 58.1-923. Arbitration agreement; board of arbitrators.

When the Tax Commissioner claims that a decedent was domiciled in this Commonwealth at the time of his death and the taxing authorities of another state make a like claim on behalf of their state, the Commissioner may with the approval of the Attorney General make a written agreement with the other taxing authorities and with the executor or administrator of the decedent to submit the controversy to the decision of a board consisting of one or any uneven number of arbitrators. The executor or administrator of such decedent is hereby authorized to make the agreement. The parties to the agreement shall select the arbitrator or arbitrators.

Code 1950, § 58-238.28; 1978, c. 838; 1984, c. 675.

§ 58.1-924. Hearings by board; testimony and witnesses; production of documents.

The board shall hold hearings at such times and places as it may determine, upon reasonable notice to the parties to the agreement, all of whom shall be entitled to be heard, to present evidence and to examine and cross-examine witnesses.

The board shall have power to administer oaths, take testimony, subpoena and require the attendance of witnesses and the production of books, papers and documents, and issue commissions to take testimony. Subpoenas may be signed by any member of the board. In case of failure to obey a subpoena, any judge of a court of record of this Commonwealth, upon application by the board, may make an order requiring compliance with the subpoena, and the court may punish failure to obey the order as a contempt. All questions arising in the course of the proceedings, other than the issuance of subpoenas, shall be decided by a majority vote of the board.

Code 1950, §§ 58-238.19, 58-238.31; 1978, c. 838; 1984, c. 675.

§ 58.1-925. Determination of domicile of decedent.

The board shall determine the domicile of the decedent at the time of his death. This determination shall be final for purposes of imposing and collecting death taxes but for no other purpose.

Code 1950, § 58-238.30; 1978, c. 838; 1984, c. 675.

§ 58.1-926. Record of proceedings, agreement, etc., to be filed with taxing authorities.

The Tax Commissioner, the board or the executor or administrator of such decedent shall file the determination of the board as to domicile, the record of the board's proceedings, and the agreement or a duplicate, made pursuant to § 58.1-923, with the authority having jurisdiction to assess or determine the death taxes in the state determined by the board to be the domicile of the decedent and shall file copies of such documents with the authorities that would have been empowered to assess or determine the death taxes in each of the other states involved.

Code 1950, § 58-238.32; 1978, c. 838; 1984, c. 675.

§ 58.1-927. When penalties and interest not imposed.

In any case where it is determined by the board that the decedent died domiciled in Virginia, interest or penalties, if otherwise imposed by law, for nonpayment of death taxes shall not be imposed between the date of the agreement and of filing the determination of the board as to domicile.

Code 1950, § 58-238.33; 1978, c. 838; 1984, c. 675.

§ 58.1-928. Nothing in article to prevent compromise.

Nothing contained in this article shall prevent at any time a written compromise, if otherwise lawful, by all parties to the agreement made pursuant to § 58.1-923 fixing the amounts to be accepted by this and any other state involved, in full satisfaction of death taxes.

Code 1950, § 58-238.34; 1978, c. 838; 1984, c. 675.

§ 58.1-929. Compensation and expenses of board members and employees.

The compensation and expenses of the members of the board and its employees may be agreed upon by such members and the executor or administrator and if they cannot agree shall be fixed by any court having jurisdiction over probate matters of the state determined by the board to be the domicile of the decedent. The amounts so agreed upon or fixed shall be deemed an administration expense and shall be payable by the executor or administrator.

Code 1950, § 58-238.35; 1978, c. 838; 1984, c. 675.

§ 58.1-930. Reciprocal application of arbitration provisions.

The provisions of this article relative to arbitration shall apply only to cases in which and so far as each of the states involved has a law identical or substantially similar to this article.

Code 1950, § 58-238.36; 1978, c. 838; 1984, c. 675.

§ 58.1-931. Imposition of tax.

A. When the gross estate of a decedent at the date of death is of such value as to require filing a federal estate tax return and such estate contains certain farm or business real property which qualified for valuation under § 2032A of the Internal Revenue Code, and such property has been valued in the manner provided in § 2032A for the tax imposed under this chapter, a copy of the election made at the time of filing the federal estate tax return shall be attached to the Virginia estate tax return when filed. Such return shall also include an agreement signed by each person in being having an interest, whether or not in possession, in such property and consent to the application of § 2032A of the Internal Revenue Code .

B. If, within fifteen years after the decedent's death and before the death of the qualified heir, as defined in § 2032A(e)(1) of the Internal Revenue Code, a qualified heir disposes of any interest in the property, other than to a member of his family, as defined in subsection (e)(2) of such section, or ceases to use such property for qualified uses as defined in subsection (b) (2) of such section, there is hereby imposed an additional Virginia estate tax, computed as provided in subsection (c) of § 2032A of the Internal Revenue Code .

Code 1950, § 58-238.38; 1981, c. 399; 1984, c. 675.

§ 58.1-932. Qualified heir personally liable.

The qualified heir shall be personally liable for the additional tax imposed under § 58.1-931. The amount of the adjusted tax difference attributable to an interest in any qualified property, computed in the same manner as provided in subsection (c)(2)(C) of § 2032A of the Internal Revenue Code, shall be a lien on such interest in the property in favor of the Commonwealth. Such lien shall arise at the time the election is filed hereunder and shall continue until:

1. The liability for tax under § 58.1-931 attributable to such interest has been satisfied or has become unenforceable by lapse of time; or

2. It is established to the satisfaction of the Commissioner that no further tax liability attributable to such interest may arise under § 58.1-931.

Code 1950, § 58-238.38; 1981, c. 399; 1984, c. 675.

§ 58.1-933. Notice of disposition or change in use of property.

Any qualified heir is required to notify the Commissioner, on a form prescribed by the Commissioner, of any disposition or change in use of the property and pay any additional Virginia estate tax resulting from such disposition or change, within six months of such disposition or change. Notwithstanding any other provision of law prescribing limitations, any tax imposed under § 58.1-931 may be assessed until the expiration of three years from the date of such notification.

Code 1950, § 58-238.38; 1981, c. 399; 1984, c. 675.

§ 58.1-934. Purpose.

The purpose of this article is to recapture the excess of the estate tax liability which would have been incurred had the special use valuation procedure not been used; in other words, the maximum additional recapture tax is the amount that the special valuation has saved the estate.

Code 1950, § 58-238.38; 1981, c. 399; 1984, c. 675.

§ 58.1-935. Definitions.

A. Terms, phrases, and words used in this article, except for those defined in subsection B of this section, shall be defined as they are defined under Chapter 13 of subchapter B of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954, as amended.

B. As used in this article the term or phrase:

"Federal generation skipping transfer tax" means the tax imposed by Chapter 13 of subchapter A of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954, as amended.

"Generation skipping transfer" includes every transfer subject to the tax imposed under Chapter 13 of subchapter A of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954, as amended, where the original transferor is a resident of the Commonwealth of Virginia at the date of original transfer, or the property transferred is real or personal property having a situs in Virginia.

"Original transferor" means any grantor, donor, trustor, or testator who by grant, gift, trust or will makes a transfer of real or personal property that results in a federal generation skipping transfer tax under applicable provisions of the Internal Revenue Code.

Code 1950, § 58-238.37; 1979, c. 559; 1984, c. 675.

§ 58.1-936. Imposition of tax.

A. A tax is hereby imposed upon every generation skipping transfer, where the original transferor is a resident of the Commonwealth of Virginia at the date of original transfer, in an amount equal to the amount allowable as credit for state legacy taxes under § 2604 of the Internal Revenue Code, to the extent such credit exceeds the aggregate amount of all taxes on the same transfer actually paid to the several states of the United States, other than the Commonwealth of Virginia.

B. A tax is hereby imposed upon every generation skipping transfer where the original transferor is not a resident of Virginia at the date of the original transfer, but where the generation skipping transfer includes real or personal property having a situs in Virginia, in an amount equal to the amount allowable as a credit for state legacy taxes under § 2604 of the Internal Revenue Code, reduced by an amount which bears the same ratio to the total state tax credit allowable for federal generation skipping transfer tax purposes as the value of the transferred property taxable by all other states bears to the value of the gross generation skipping transfer for federal generation skipping transfer tax purposes. In any case in which a tax is imposed on a generation skipping transfer by Virginia and by one or more other states or the District of Columbia, the Commissioner shall negotiate with the taxing authorities of such other state, states, or District of Columbia so that the aggregate amount of taxes imposed by Virginia and such other state, states or the District of Columbia on a generation skipping transfer does not exceed 100 percent of the amount allowable as credit for state legacy taxes under § 2604 of the Internal Revenue Code .

Code 1950, § 58-238.37; 1979, c. 559; 1984, c. 675; 1987, c. 484.

§ 58.1-937. Filing of return; payment of tax.

A. Every person required to file a return reporting a generation skipping transfer under applicable federal statutes and regulations shall file a return with the Department on or before the last day prescribed for filing the federal return. For purposes of this article the requirements for filing a return shall be satisfied by filing a duplicate copy of the federal return.

B. The tax imposed by this section shall be due upon a taxable distribution or taxable termination as determined under applicable provisions of the federal generation skipping transfer tax. The person liable for payment of the federal generation skipping transfer tax shall be liable for the tax imposed by this article. Such tax shall be paid to the Department on or before the last day allowed for filing a return hereunder. Interest computed as provided in § 58.1-15 shall accrue on the amount of unpaid tax from the day after such last day until paid.

Code 1950, § 58-238.37; 1979, c. 559; 1984, c. 675.

§ 58.1-938. Amended return; additional tax.

If, after the filing of a duplicate federal generation skipping tax return, the federal authorities increase or decrease the amount of the federal generation skipping transfer tax, an amended return shall be filed with the Department showing all changes made in the original return and the amount of increase or decrease in the federal generation skipping transfer tax.

If, based upon such deficiency and the ground therefor, it appears that the amount of tax previously paid is less than the amount of tax owing, the difference together with interest, as computed under § 58.1-15, shall be paid upon notice and demand by the Department. In the event that the person required to file a return and pay such tax fails to file the return required by this section, any additional tax which is owing may be assessed, or a proceeding in court for such tax may be begun without assessment, at any time prior to the filing of such return or within thirty days after the delinquent filing of such return, notwithstanding any other provision of law.

Code 1950, § 58-238.37; 1979, c. 559; 1984, c. 675.

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