The Case of the Dead Movie Producer's Mistress

Barbara Hauser's article reminds me of a case in which I was involved, probably 25 years ago, while working as an agent on Internal Revenue Service international estates audits. The decedent had been an American movie producer who'd lived and died at age 68 in Switzerland, but who'd claimed to be domiciled in New York. The Form 706 for his estate was filed with the district director in Manhattan;

Barbara Hauser's article reminds me of a case in which I was involved, probably 25 years ago, while working as an agent on Internal Revenue Service international estates audits. The decedent had been an American movie producer who'd lived and died at age 68 in Switzerland, but who'd claimed to be domiciled in New York. The Form 706 for his estate was filed with the district director in Manhattan; a friend of mine was assigned to audit the tax return. The gross estate reported was about $2 mil

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