Tax Reporting







Business valuations for tax reporting compliance purposes

Intrinsic provides valuations of closely held corporations, non controlling business interests, and operating and holding companies for gift tax, estate tax, and income tax planning purposes.

To ensure we are providing our partners with highly specialized knowledge, skills, and expertise, we have architected our firm to create a team of experts dedicated exclusively to tax planning purposes. No matter how complicated your tax valuation matter, we can provide accurate analysis and data-based insights to help you meet your planning and reporting requirements.

Gift Tax

Estate Tax

Income Tax

An experienced tax reporting valuation team

Our tax reporting valuation team is led by seasoned, recognized experts with decades of experience. As such, Intrinsic’s analyses have been consistently sought out by attorneys, CPAs and high net worth individuals.

Chris Anderson | Meet The Intrinsic Team & Board of Directors | Intrinsic

Chris Anderson, CPA, ABV, ASA


Chris serves as a Managing Director and leader of Intrinsic’s Tax Reporting Valuation practice. He leverages over 15 years of professional experience in valuation and public accounting to counsel clients and their advisors in technical valuation issues related to tax planning.

Brad Smith | Meet The Intrinsic Team & Board of Directors | Intrinsic

Brad Smith, CPA, CFA


Brad is a Managing Director in the Tax Reporting practice. He co-leads the firm's activities regarding tax valuation technical issues and resolution, as well as interactions with professional and industry associations.

Better results through partnership

We work with tax attorneys, estate planning attorneys, CPAs, family offices, and high net worth individuals to accurately value businesses.

Clear Communication

We communicate clearly and often, guiding you through every step of the valuation process so you always know what to expect.

Flexible Collaboration

We work with advisors and other members of your team to ensure our work generates optimal outcomes.

Accurate Valuations

We take care to ensure our valuations are data-driven, accurate, and precise, so you can have confidence moving forward.

Their high cadence grasp of the assignment and quick turnaround was impressive and differentiates them from other providers. Their business sagacity and professional approach produced outstanding reports that have stood the test of time and IRS / estate scrutiny.

- Managing General Partner

Our tax reporting valuation services

It is no secret that the burden for an estate’s executor can be immense even before the often-challenging valuation reporting is brought forth. With the ever-increasing regulatory scrutiny from the IRS, obtaining an estate’s fair market valuation (FMV) is oftentimes a complex process in which penalties can arise should it be handled improperly.

In simplified terms, the IRS defines all of an estate’s assets (cash and securities, real estate, insurance, trusts, annuities, business interests and other assets) as the “Gross Estate.” When you subtract deductions including mortgages, other debts, estate administration expenses, property that passes to surviving spouses and qualified charities, the “Taxable Estate” remains. The value of lifetime taxable gifts (gifted after 1977) is added to the Taxable Estate to compute the associated estate tax. A filing is required for estates with combined gross assets and prior taxable gifts exceeding $11,700,000 as of 2021.

Should an estate fall below the gross asset (and prior gift) filing threshold, it is still strongly recommended that an estate valuation be performed by a qualified professional as of the date-of-death (DOD) or an Alternative Valuation Date (six months after the DOD) to mitigate any potential disputes with the IRS, heirs, and/or family. In some circumstances estate valuation disputes can surface several years later where the IRS may claim the estate’s assets were valued lower than the executor thought, triggering penalties.

A qualified estate appraisal by Intrinsic can provide you with an accurate FMV of the estate’s assets at the DOD or the Alternative Valuation Date which will help to diminish these potential penalties and disputes.

At Intrinsic, we have extensive experience valuing both complex and simple estates for the country’s top estate attorneys, wealth managers, high-net-worth families, and accountants. We stand by our accurate, timely, and defensible valuations for any of your estate valuation needs.

Please contact us if you have any questions about estate tax valuations or to get started.

If you have any questions about our tax reporting services, please contact us at [email protected] and a member of our team will reach out to you as soon as possible.

Our tax valuation process

While every engagement has unique aspects, the following process forms the foundation of most business valuations.

  • 1


    • Scoping conversation: We speak with you and your client to learn more about your needs and goals.
    • Engagement Letter: We compile a formal engagement letter with detailed project information, including price, timeline, and the documents we’ll need to complete the valuation.
    • Data request: Once you’ve accepted the engagement letter, we send out requests to individuals for certain information, like previous years’ tax returns, financial statements, organizational documents and projections.

  • 2


    • Data analysis: Our team analyzes the data you’ve provided, determines appropriate methodology and begins building the valuation model. We incorporate discounts for a lack of control (which is applied to non-majority shares of a business) and lack of marketability.
    • Interviews with management: We interview company management to ensure we have the best information about the business.
    • Business valuation: We craft a preliminary business valuation, which includes a report on the value of the business for tax purposes and detailed information about how we reached our conclusions.

  • 3


    • Client review: You review our findings and provide feedback to ensure the report is accurate and meets your tax planning needs.
    • Revisions: Our team works closely with you to ensure we incorporate your feedback into the document and update findings as needed.
    • Finalized business valuation: We deliver the finalized business valuation to you.

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We’d love to learn more about your business and how we can support your goals.
Contact us and a member of our team will reach out to you as soon as possible.