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Just remember that the issue is when the stock is inherited, not when it's sold.

Permit me to pose a follow up question to Peter's comment last month, that arises after reading some Google articles and MF postings on inherited assets & estate planning.

Let's assume DH & DW have a credit shelter trust and will rely 100% on their lawyer/CPA to handle all future legal/administrative actions when they surface upon their respective deaths. The beneficiaries are children who will adhere to this prudent and necessary decision.
OK -- DH dies this year and he has some stocks/mutual funds in his brokeage account. Should DW, the Executrix, following her discussions with the CPA and his concurrence, contact DH's brokerage institution to update the holdings to the "stepped-up" and "stepped-down" FMV at the time of DH's death? (Ignore the alternative valuation date, for now). The objective in doing this is to establish an accurate "base-line" for the beneficaries who will inherit the assets and subsequently decide how to incorporate them in their financial plan or sell after DW dies and the all her and DH's assets are distributed.
Thank you for your insights.
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