287 F2d 725 Estate Denman v. Commissioner of Internal Revenue
287 F.2d 725
61-1 USTC P 12,002
ESTATE of John H. DENMAN, Richard A. Denman, Executor and
Ada D. Denman, Executrix, Petitioners,
COMMISSIONER OF INTERNAL REVENUE, Respondent.
United States Court of Appeals Sixth Circuit.
March 13, 1961.
Roger K. Powell, and E. L. Carpenter, Columbus, Ohio, on the brief, for petitioners.
Charles L. Rice, Asst. Atty. Gen., Lee A. Jackson, Robert N. Anderson, John J. Pajak, Attys., Dept. of Justice, Washington, D.C., on the brief, for respondent.
Before SIMONS, Senior Judge, O'SULLIVAN, Circuit Judge, and BOYD, District Judge.
The sole issue is whether $5,500 qualifies as a marital deduction in the computation of estate taxes in view of the fact that the marital deduction was not paid by the estate. What happened was that the spouse of the decedent paid that amount to the executors and on the same day the executors paid it to the decedent's wife. The Tax Court held that the $5,500 did not pass from the decedent ot his spouse and does not so qualify.
There is no dispute as to the facts and we affirm the decision of the Tax Court upon facts stipulated and found by the Tax Court and upon the legal conclusions announced by that court. 33 T.C. 361, 1959. The petitions are