26 U.S. Code § 6163 - Extension of time for payment of estate tax on value of reversionary or remainder interest in property

(a) Extension permitted
If the value of a reversionary or remainder interest in property is included under chapter 11 in the value of the gross estate, the payment of the part of the tax under chapter 11 attributable to such interest may, at the election of the executor, be postponed until 6 months after the termination of the precedent interest or interests in the property, under such regulations as the Secretary may prescribe.
(b) Extension for reasonable cause
At the expiration of the period of postponement provided for in subsection (a), the Secretary may, for reasonable cause, extend the time for payment for a reasonable period or periods not in excess of 3 years from the expiration of the period of postponement provided in subsection (a).
(c) Cross reference
For authority of the Secretary to require security in the case of an extension under this section, see section 6165.

Source

(Aug. 16, 1954, ch. 736, 68A Stat. 763; Pub. L. 85–866, title I, § 66(b)(1),Sept. 2, 1958, 72 Stat. 1658; Pub. L. 88–272, title II, § 240(a),Feb. 26, 1964, 78 Stat. 129; Pub. L. 93–625, § 7(d)(1),Jan. 3, 1975, 88 Stat. 2115; Pub. L. 94–455, title XIX, § 1906(b)(13)(A), title XX, § 2004(c)(3),Oct. 4, 1976, 90 Stat. 1834, 1868.)
Amendments

1976—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 94–455, § 1906(b)(13)(A), struck out “or his delegate” after “Secretary”.
Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 94–455, § 2004(c)(3), substituted provisions relating to extension of time for payment for a reasonable cause for provisions relating to extension of time for payment for undue hardship to the estate.
Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 94–455, § 1906(b)(13)(A), struck out “or his delegate” after “Secretary”.
1975—Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 93–625struck out par. (1) cross reference to interest provisions of section 6601 (b) of this title and struck out par. (2) designation of cross reference to security, now incorporated in present subsec. (c) provision.
1964—Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 88–272substituted “or periods not in excess of 3” for “not in excess of 2”.
1958—Subsecs. (b), (c). Pub. L. 85–866added subsec. (b) and redesignated former subsec. (b) as (c).
Effective Date of 1976 Amendment

Amendment by section 2004(c)(3) ofPub. L. 94–455applicable to estates of decedents dying after Dec. 31, 1976, see section 2004(g) ofPub. L. 94–455, set out as an Effective Date note under section 6166 of this title.
Effective Date of 1975 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 93–625effective on July 1, 1975, and applicable to amounts outstanding on such date or arising thereafter, see section 7(e) ofPub. L. 93–625, set out as an Effective Date note under section 6621 of this title.
Effective Date of 1964 Amendment

Pub. L. 88–272, title II, § 240(c),Feb. 26, 1964, 78 Stat. 129, as amended by Pub. L. 99–514, § 2,Oct. 22, 1986, 100 Stat. 2095, provided that:
“(1) The amendment made by subsection (a) [amending this section] shall apply in the case of any reversionary or remainder interest only if the time for payment of the tax under chapter 11 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 [formerly I.R.C. 1954] attributable to such interest, including any extensions thereof, has not expired on the date of the enactment of this Act [Feb. 26, 1964].
“(2) The amendment made by subsection (b) [amending section 925 of I.R.C. 1939] shall apply in the case of any reversionary or remainder interest only if the time for payment of the tax under chapter 3 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1939 attributable to such interest, including any extensions thereof, has not expired on the date of the enactment of this Act [Feb. 26, 1964].”
Effective Date of 1958 Amendment

Pub. L. 85–866, title I, § 66(b)(3),Sept. 2, 1958, 72 Stat. 1658, provided that: “The amendments made by paragraphs (1) and (2) [amending this section and sections 925 and 926 of I.R.C. 1939] shall apply in the case of any reversionary or remainder interest only if the precedent interest or interests in the property did not terminate before the beginning of the 6-month period which ends on the date of the enactment of this Act [Sept. 2, 1958].”

 

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