Fair Market Value (Fmv)

Probable price at which a willing buyer will buy from a willing seller when (1) both are unrelated, (2) know the relevant facts, (3) neither is under any compulsion to buy or sell, and (4) all rights and benefit inherent in (or attributable to) the item must have been included in the transfer. FMV is generally the basis for tax assessment and court awards. Also called fair value. See also arm’s length transaction.

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