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Code of Virginia
Title 58.1. Taxation
Chapter 9. Virginia Estate Tax
1/16/2021

Article 3. Interstate Compromise and Arbitration of Death Taxes.

§ 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.