Transfer taxes, such as the estate and gift tax, create a drag on the accumulation of wealth over a family's generations. The government promulgated the generation-skipping transfer (GST) tax to discourage avoidance of the estate and gift tax by families. Randy Gardner explores: GST tax terminology, how the GST tax is calculated, ways to avoid the GST tax, and how to design a dynasty trust to pass property from generation to generation.
Determine how the GST tax is calculated and how it relates to the estate and gift tax Recognize language in estate planning documents that warrants allocation of the GST tax exemption and making the Reverse QTIP election Identify opportunities to establish Dynasty Trusts to possibly avoid transfer taxes for generations to come
• Calculation of the GST tax, and how it relates to the estate tax and gift tax
• Direct skips, taxable distributions, and taxable terminations
• GST tax allocations, Reverse QTIP election, and Exempt and Nonexempt Trusts
• Calculating the benefit of and designing Dynasty Trusts