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A simple strategy – Pair an IDGT and an installment sale to pass on your business


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Abstract: For many people, a family business is a significant source of wealth, so passing it on to the next generation in a tax-efficient manner is an important estate planning goal. One of the simplest and most effective strategies available is an installment sale to an intentionally defective grantor trust (IDGT), thereby allowing the transfer of the business free of capital gains and gift taxes, and allowing any future appreciation in value to go to heirs estate-tax free. This article shows what to consider in setting up an IDGT, with a sidebar listing some specific pros and cons.

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