Generation-skipping transfer or trust

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Generation-skipping transfer or trust

A trust in which a principal amount is placed in a trust on the death of person A and is transferred to A's grandchildren when A's children die. The income from the trust goes to the children of person A while they survive.

Generation-Skipping Transfer or Trust

A trust into which assets are deposited and invested, but for different beneficiaries. That is, the assets of the trust are held on behalf of the grantor's grandchildren; they are divided among them when the grantor's children all die. On the other hand, income from the investment of those assets is distributed among the grantor's children. Generation-skipping trusts allow the grantor's assets to bypass estate taxes that the children would have to pay if the assets were directly transferred.
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For the uninformed or unwary the high rate of tax on generation skipping transfers insures hefty liabilities, interest and possible penalties.
GENERATION SKIPPING TRANSFER TAX--FILING REQUIREMENTS FOR THIS TAX YEAR
TRA 86 instituted a Generation Skipping Transfer Tax (GST Tax) upon transfers to or for the benefit of persons two or more generations below that of the grantor (referred to as skip persons).
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