The subject of tiered discounts is a controversial one. Taxpayers may view the application of a tiered discount as a means to achieve a better tax result. Those who are already critical of valuation discounts see the additional layer of discounts as a blatant tax device. In reality, there are times when such discounts are warranted and can be verified by similar constructs existing in the marketplace. There are other times when such discounts are, indeed, excessive and unjustifiable.
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