26 U.S. Code § 685 - Treatment of funeral trusts
No gain or loss shall be recognized to a purchaser of a contract described in subsection (b)(1) by reason of any payment from such trust to such purchaser by reason of cancellation of such contract. If any payment referred to in the preceding sentence consists of property other than money, the basis of such property in the hands of such purchaser shall be the same as the trust’s basis in such property immediately before the payment.
The Secretary may prescribe rules for simplified reporting of all trusts having a single trustee and of trusts terminated during the year.
2008—Subsecs. (c) to (f). Pub. L. 110–317 redesignated subsecs. (d) to (f) as (c) to (e), respectively, and struck out former subsec. (c), which related to dollar limitation on contributions to qualified funeral trusts.
1998—Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 105–206, § 6013(b)(1), inserted concluding provisions.
Subsec. (f). Pub. L. 105–206, § 6013(b)(2), inserted “and of trusts terminated during the year” before period at end.
Amendment by Pub. L. 105–206 effective, except as otherwise provided, as if included in the provisions of the Taxpayer Relief Act of 1997, Pub. L. 105–34, to which such amendment relates, see section 6024 of Pub. L. 105–206, set out as a note under section 1 of this title.
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