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When preparing your tax return, you need expert partners with a clear understanding of all pertinent IRS regulations to help you value your securities. At Evaluation Services Inc., we offer banks, brokerage firms, accounting firms, lawyers, and other professionals a wide array of applications to help them access all the securities information they need to accomplish their goals.

Whether you use Appraise.Windows, Appraise.ASP, or Appraise.EMail/Fax/Mail , Appraise makes it simple to create the following reports for you:




Estate and Gift Tax Valuations

Evaluation Services estate and gift tax valuation reports have been deemed acceptable for use by the Internal Revenue Service. 

The estate tax is based on the mean price and accrued income of the securities on the date of death or an alternate valuation date six months after death.

The gift tax is based on the mean price and accrued income of the securities on the date of gift.

Valuations on these securities are complex, and every time you prepare a tax return, you face the possibility of an IRS audit. If your pricing information or accrual calculations don't correspond with the IRS regulations, you may have to endure a time consuming and often costly examination.

Stockbrokers may be glad to help you gather pricing data, but they're really not familiar with the IRS regulations that heavily influence the process. The internet does not have all the data you need.

Appraise's Estate Tax Securities Valuation Report includes all IRS required data for:

  • Mean of the mean pricing.
  • Dividend of record.
  • GNMA pay-down factor.
  • UIT carryover accrual.
  • Municipal bond accrual.
  • CMO pay-down factor and accrual.
  • Automatic adjustment for stock splits between the date of death and alternate date.

Securities can be sorted by CUSIP® number, security type, or alphabetically.

Finally, if you prepare alternate valuations which have transactional activity between the date of death and alternate date, Appraise allows you to input 17 unique types. They are: called, cash, cash in lieu, distribution, exchange, fee, matured, merger, name change, redeemed, remark, reverse split, sold, spin off, split, transfer in, and transfer out. This feature follows Generally Accepted Accounting Principles.

Estate, State Death Tax and Gift Tax valuation reports can be obtained using any of these methods: Appraise.Windows, Appraise.ASP or Appraise.Emai/Fax/Mail



1040-1041 Income Allocator (Fiscal or Calendar year)

The Appraise 1040-1041 Income Calculator is a powerful, time saving tool for professionals who prepare date of death valuations and are also responsible for preparation of a decedent's personal income tax returns and estate or trust fiduciary income tax returns.

It calculates and prorates the dividends to a decedent's final income (Form 1040) and trust/estate (Form 1041) tax returns for a calendar or fiscal year.

You can create a new portfolio or import an existing date of death portfolio.

These Reports can be obtained using any of these methods: Appraise.ASP or Appraise.Email/Fax/Mail.






Splits, Dividends, & Issue Research

Appraise Lookup has stock split and dividend history as well as issue identifiers.
  • Stock split history. (Data available since 1968)
  • Stock dividend and UIT principal payout history. (Data available since 1992)
  • Issue Research for equities and funds using ticker symbols or Cusip numbers.

This information can be obtained using any of these methods: Appraise.Windows, Appraise.ASP or Appraise.Emai/Fax/Mail




Capital Change Reporting and Cost Basis Calculations

Evaluation Services Inc. has recently entered into a partnership with Xcitek to offer historical cost basis with tax allocation factors, corporate actions, transfer/paying agents, and an exclusive Cost Basis Calculator. For small and mid sized tax preparation companies who are overpaying for these services, Appraise Plus is a pay as you go alternative which provides more information at a lower price.

The Cost Basis Calculator can do in seconds what might otherwise take days. Simply by supplying the security, price paid, amount purchased, date of purchase and date of sale, the calculator can automatically calculate the adjusted cost basis taking into account all splits, spin-offs, distributions and other cost basis-effecting corporate actions.

In an instant, cost basis is determined for any security and over any holding period back to 1900. Results include the Date of the Corporate Action, the Type of Corporate Action, and the Allocation with a running total of Current Cost and Current Shares. Results can be printed or saved to a client worksheet.

You can also use Appraise Plus to access:
  • Historical Capital Change Reporting back to 1900.
  • Allocation factors.
  • Tax status of events.
  • Corporate Actions.

Cost basis and capital changes for stocks and mutual funds can be obtained using: Appraise.Windows, Appraise.ASP or Appraise.Emai/Fax/Mail




Dividend Reinvestor

The Appraise Dividend Reinvestor calculates the cost basis, market value, and capital gains (losses) for dividend reinvestment plans, automatically adjusting for stock splits.

The user provides the purchase and end date, the share amount, and price per security or total transaction value. Additional purchases and sales can also be included. You can start with your current holdings or initial purchase.

Cost Basis for dividend reinvestment plans reports can be obtained using any of these methods: Appraise.ASP or Appraise.Email/Fax/Mail .




High, Low, & Closing Prices

Appraise's EZPrice feature provides you with current and historical pricing information for more than 3 million domestic and international securities. The report shows unadjusted high, low, and close price, and indicated annual dividend for equities and funds. It also returns bid, ask and close price for bonds. There is an option to access exchange rates.

The security value can be calculated using the high, low, close, or mean prices. Reports can be sorted by CUSIP® number, security type, description, market value, income, or yield.

These reports can be obtained using any of these methods: Appraise.Windows, Appraise.ASP or Appraise.Emai/Fax/Mail




Charitable Remainder Trust Valuations

Appraise provides the valuation of the securities held in the trust based on close or mean price and includes accrual calculations.  The total portfolio value is broken into three values:               

 1. Principal Only
 2. Accrual Only
 3. Principal & Accrual 

*  We have a report specifically for unitrusts (CRUT)

Charitable Remainder Trust Valuations reports can be obtained using any of these methods: Appraise.Windows, Appraise.ASP or Appraise.Emai/Fax/Mail




Grantor Remainder Trust Valuations

Appraise provides the valuation of the securities held in the trust based on close or mean price and includes accrual calculations.  The total portfolio value is broken into three values:

 1. Principal Only
 2. Accrual Only
 3. Principal & Accrual 

*  We have a report specifically for grantor retained annuity trusts (GRAT) which is principal only.

Grantor Remainder Trust Valuations reports can be obtained using any of these methods:  Appraise.Windows, Appraise.ASP or Appraise.Emai/Fax/Mail


Multi Date Pricing Report

Appraise Multi Date collects prices and descriptive information for a single day or a time series of dates up through yesterday's close. Many clients use this report to audit their exception lists and verify trade values. The available intervals are daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly, or annually.

These reports can be obtained using any of these methods: Appraise.ASP or Appraise.Email/Fax/Mail





We look forward to providing innovative solutions and state-of-the art technology to our clients.
So before you do your securities valuation for the estate and gift tax, do the math:
Appraise decreases your research time, allows you to control cost, drive more revenue and comply with the IRS regulations. No other system gives you as much!


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