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Understanding Grantor Trust rules

George L. Cushing

Understanding Grantor Trust rules

subtleties and nuances

by George L. Cushing

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Published by Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education in Boston, MA .
Written in English


Edition Notes

StatementGeorge L. Cushing, Peter R. Brown, Harry F. Lee.
The Physical Object
Pagination73 p. ;
Number of Pages73
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL713235M
LC Control Number97081377

The grantor trust rules of IRC §§– were originally enacted in to address tax abuses resulting from using trusts to shift income from high-income taxpayers to low-income taxpayers. The grantor trust rules required the grantor to recognize the income from the trust if certain rights and powers were retained in the trust. Understanding Living Trusts® 1. I have a will. Why would I want a living trust? Contrary to what you've probably heard, a will may not be the best plan for you and your family. That's primarily because a will does not avoid probate when you die. A will must be validated .

Knowing the various terms associated with trusts is helpful in understanding how trusts for minors work. The person creating the trust is typically called the “settlor” or “grantor.” The settlor will transfer the assets to a third party, who is known as a “trustee.”.   While the bypass trust can be very efficient to minimize a family’s estate tax exposure, though, a significant caveat of the strategy is that it’s not very efficient for income tax many types of trusts – e.g., revocable living trusts – are treated as a “grantor” trust, where any income of the trust is simply reported as income of the grantor (at his/her tax rates), a.

Understanding Medicaid Eligibility Provisions and Rules We can design, for you, an IRREVOCABLE TRUST with an INDEPENDENT TRUSTEE that can IMMEDIATELY qualify your MEDICAID ELIGIBILITY. At the end of our design, you will NOT own any assets. Upon the death of the grantor a Grantor Trust will become a complex trust, with its own Federal Tax ID number and the responsibility to report and pay taxes for itself. Grantor Trusts are created when the Grantor of a trust retains for himself or herself one of the powers listed in .


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Under these rules, the individual who creates a grantor trust is recognized as the owner of assets and property held within the trust for income and estate tax purposes. Understanding Grantor Author: Julia Kagan.

Grantor-retained trusts let you create a “noncharitable” trust. Instead of the property in the trust eventually going to a charitable organization, the property goes to (for example) your child or your favorite cousin.

There are three types of Grantor-retained trusts: GRAT — a grantor retained annuity trust: This trust that pays you a fixed amount [ ]. For the purpose of the grantor trust rules, the grantor of a trust is treated as owning any powers or interests held by his or her spouse.

Accordingly, a grantor cannot circumvent the grantor trust rules by having prohibited powers or interests held by the grantor’s spouse. Example #2: Lois and Clark are married. Lois funds a trust and gives. Executive Summary. Passed in December ofthe SECURE Act brought several changes to the rules governing retirement accounts, the most significant of which (at least for financial advisors and their clients) was the Understanding Grantor Trust rules book of the ‘stretch’ provision applicable to most non-spouse Designated Beneficiaries of inherited retirement accounts.

The grantor trust rules, contained in Internal Revenue Code (IRC) Sectionet. seq., are tricky. Estate and Trusts, Understanding Income Tax (at page 3), the New Jersey Division of. understanding of the rules and programs is critically important.

Before delving into a detailed discussion of special needs trust principles, it might be useful to define a few terms: GRANTOR (sometimes “Settlor” or “Trustor”)—the person who establishes the trust and generally the person whose assets fund the trust.

• Understanding The Technique, The Grantor Trust Rules and Creating The Trust Without Causing Inclusion In The Grantor's Gross Estate • Uses And Advantages Of The Defective Grantor Trust • Installment Sales Of Property To The Trust • Comparing An Installment Sale To The Defective Trust With A Transfer Of Assets To A GRAT.

The Intentionally Defective Grantor Trust (IDGT) is an irrevocable trust helping the grantor's children and beneficiaries after the grantor's death.

Selling a family limited partnership to the IDGT in exchange for an installment note. Gifts to the IDGT and sale of assets. The Intentionally Defective Grantor Trust is defective for income tax purposes whilst effecive for estate tax purposes. The planning and drafting of trusts requires a clear understanding of the grantor trust rules in order to ensure that the grantor, trust, and beneficiaries are taxed in the desired fashion." Rating: (not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

The Grantor in a Trust is the person with the bucks. In other words, the Grantor of a Trust contract is the owner of the asset(s) which could be any asset from personal residential real estate to stock accounts to business or partnership assets and anything else of monetary value.

book Mr. Siegel has prepared: 67 Pages Useful, Practical Explanation Many Examples Major Headings Are: • Introduction • Understanding the Grantor Trust Rules • Creating Intentionally Defective Grantor Trusts Without Causing Inclusion in the Grantor’s Gross Estate • Uses and Advantages of the Defective Grantor Trust.

All accountants who advise clients on estate and trust planning and administration and other wealth management matters will benefit from this on-demand course. Topics Covered. What is an Intentionally Defective Grantor Trust. Understanding the Grantor Trust Rules; Creating and Using IDGTs; Advantages of IDGTs; Installment Sales of Property to IDGTs.

Understanding Charitable Remainder Trusts How to Secure a Lifetime Income, Save Taxes & Benefit a Charity. Sincecountless families have used charitable remainder trusts (CRTs) to increase their incomes, save taxes and benefit charities.

The rules relating to grantor trusts are detailed and complex. They are the subject of several weeks of a law school course. Although I will quickly summarize them here, these summaries are no substitute for a thorough understanding of the rules.

If in doubt, seek advice from a qualified attorney or CPA on the subject. IRC says a grantor. Intentionally Defective Grantor Trusts – IDGTs – are a popular estate planning technique that can potentially benefit your clients.

Explore how these trusts work and get tips on how to best put them to work for your clients. modify transfer tax rules for grantor retained annuity trusts (grats) and other grantor trusts Current Law Section provides that, if an interest in a trust is transferred to a family member, any interest retained by the grantor is valued at zero for purposes of determining the.

A Grantor Trust is a very important concept in many tax planning and asset protection strategies. An understanding of how Grantor Trusts work allows for great creativity and.

The concept of a family trust—also known as a revocable living trust—isn’t very well understood by many differences between a trust and a simple will, for instance, are frequently confused. While it’s somewhat more time consuming—and therefore, more expensive—to have a family trust prepared than a will, there are significant benefits of the trust for many individuals.

A Grantor Retainer Annuity Trust is an Irrevocable Trust where the Grantor transfers assets to the Trust but in exchange receives back an Annuity. We are a Veteran Owned Business, providing 20% discounts for Veterans and First Responders. UNDERSTANDING TRUSTS Trusts are a powerful tool for tax and financial planning.

The usefulness of a trust is based on the fact that a trustee can hold property on behalf a single beneficiary, or a group of beneficiaries, for their benefit while maintaining control over the property.

This can be useful from a tax perspective, as it allowsFile Size: KB. Understanding Trusts A trust is one of the fundamental documents of estate planning, but they come in many forms, from revocable and irrevocable trusts to living and testamentary trusts.

Learn which trust is best for you and your family.He is the author of several books, including the Grantor Trust Answer Book published by CCH, and is a nationally-recognized writer and speaker who has lectured extensively throughout the United States on tax, business and estate planning topics.

Mr.Some estate planners and commentators describe Qualified Personal Residence Trusts (QPRTs) as a “can’t miss” estate planning opportunity, while others consider them “having your cake and eating it too.”1 This article attempts to explain the issues involved in this complex estate planning technique in a manner intended to make estate planning with QPRTs comprehensible to all