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Planning for Life after a QPRT

Ensure a smooth transition for everyone involved.

A qualified personal residence trust (QPRT) is an estate-planning vehicle that allows a homeowner to transfer his home to a trust, while retaining the right to live in it for a term of years. This technique allows the individual to transfer the house to beneficiaries at a reduced gift tax cost and remove an asset expected to appreciate in value from his estate. When the estate lifetime exclusion was lower and there was no portability of each spouse’s exemption, the

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