Qualified Personal Residence Trust

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Qualified Personal Residence Trust

Also called a QPRT. In the United States, a trust to which the grantor transfers his/her personal residence. A QPRT is irrevocable. Therefore, the value of the residence is removed from the grantor's estate, which reduces his/her estate tax liability. The grantor may continue to live in the home for no charge for a certain number of years. The grantor, however, usually must pay a gift tax proportionate to the value of the home he/she owns free and clear.
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These temporary larger exemption amounts have prompted many to consider establishing Qualified Personal Residence Trusts with large remainder interests, gifting business interests creating minority and lack of marketability discounts and establishing multi-generational education trusts.
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Also covered are equity strips, private annuities, and qualified personal residence trusts.
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grantor retained anunity trusts, qualified personal residence trusts, intentionally defective irrevocable trusts and family limited partnerships) still work in most situations.
ALTHOUGH QUALIFIED PERSONAL RESIDENCE TRUSTS are less flexible than when they first were created, they still can provide attractive tax benefits to certain homeowners.
The first part of this two-part article, in the January 2001 issue, discussed five top estate planning techniques: use of lifetime gifts, insurance trusts, dynasty trusts, qualified personal residence trusts and grantor retained annuity trusts (GNATs).
Observation: As rates continue to rise, qualified personal residence trusts (QPRTs) and charitable remainder annuity trusts become favored over GRATs and CLATs.
In the September issue, Part II of this article will examine cases and rulings in myriad areas, including gifts of family limited partnership interests, charitable split-dollar insurance arrangements, qualified personal residence trusts, valuation discounts and retirement planning.
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