Much has been written about the intentionally defective grantor trust (IDGT). Transfers to an IDGT are completed gifts for gift tax purposes; and the IDGT is not included in the grantor's estate for estate tax purposes. The IDGT is treated as a grantor trust for income tax purposes; and the grantor's payment of the income tax on the trust's income is not treated as an additional taxable gift by the donor.1
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