SUBCHAPTER 3A. ESTATE TAX--DECEDENTS DYING AFTER DECEMBER 31, 2001
N.J.A.C. 18:26-3A.7 (2014)
§ 18:26-3A.7 Time limit for assessments
(a) No assessment of additional estate tax shall be made after the expiration of more than four years from the date of filing of an estate tax return except in the following cases:
1. The return is false or fraudulent with the intent to evade tax;
2. If, before the expiration of the four-year period prescribed in this subsection for the assessment of additional tax, a taxpayer consents in writing that such period may be extended, the amount of such additional tax may be determined at any time within such period. The period so extended may be further extended by subsequent consents in writing made before the expiration of the extended period;
3. The taxpayer requests that the completion of the assessment be held in abeyance pending the final determination in the Federal estate tax proceeding;
4. The estate tax return is amended by the taxpayer to include additional property of a decedent.
i. The issues raised in an amended tax return may be assessed within four years from the date that the amended tax return is filed;
5. A decedent's interest in property, or the value thereof, as of the decedent's date of death, has not been determined at the time of the filing of the estate tax return due to litigation or controversy.
i. A decedent's interest in property, or the value thereof, which is established after the estate tax return is filed may be assessed within four years from the date on which the interest or value is established, and the Division receives notification; or
6. A taxpayer or the Internal Revenue Service makes a change or changes to the Federal estate tax return filed subsequent to the filing of the New Jersey estate tax return.
i. A change or changes made by a taxpayer or the Internal Revenue Service to the Federal estate tax return filed subsequent to the filing of the New Jersey estate tax return may be assessed within four years from the date that such change or changes are made, and the Division receives notification.
(b) For the purposes of this section, an estate tax return filed before the last day prescribed for its filing shall be considered to have been filed on the last day prescribed.