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(Proposed by Senator Deeds
on January 31, 2003)
(Patron Prior to Substitute--Senator Norment)
A BILL to amend and reenact 58.1-902 of the Code of Virginia, relating to estate taxes.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

1. That 58.1-902 of the Code of Virginia is amended and reenacted as follows:

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. However, no tax shall be imposed on a taxable estate if the majority of the assets of the total estate are the value of property used for agricultural purposes, the value of closely held stock or the value of a noncorporate business, or a combination thereof.

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.

2. That this act shall apply to estates of persons who die after December 31, 2003.

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