2020 Delaware Code
Title 12 - Decedents' Estates and Fiduciary Relations
Chapter 29. Apportionment of Estate Taxes [Effective Jan. 1, 2014, but See § 2914 of This Title for Future Applicability]
§ 2904 Statutory apportionment of estate taxes [Effective Jan. 1, 2017, but see § 2914 of this title for future applicability].

Universal Citation: 12 DE Code § 2904. (2020)
§ 2904. Statutory apportionment of estate taxes [Effective Jan. 1, 2017, but see § 2914 of this title for future applicability].

To the extent that apportionment of an estate tax is not controlled by an instrument described in § 2903 of this title and except as otherwise provided in §§ 2906 and 2907 of this title, the following rules apply:

(1) Subject to paragraphs (2), (3), and (4) of this section, the estate tax is apportioned ratably to each person that has an interest in the apportionable estate.

(2) A generation-skipping transfer tax incurred on a direct skip taking effect at death is charged to the person to which the interest in property is transferred.

(3) If property is included in the decedent's gross estate because of § 2044 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 [26 U.S.C. § 2044] or any similar estate tax provision, the difference between the total estate tax for which the decedent's estate is liable and the amount of estate tax for which the decedent's estate would have been liable if the property had not been included in the decedent's gross estate is apportioned ratably among the holders of interests in the property. The balance of the tax, if any, is apportioned ratably to each other person having an interest in the apportionable estate.

(4) Except as otherwise provided in § 2903(b)(4) of this title and except as to property to which § 2907 of this title applies, an estate tax apportioned to persons holding interests in property subject to a time-limited interest must be apportioned, without further apportionment, to the principal of that property.

79 Del. Laws, c. 159, § 1; 
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