Skip navigation

In Defense of Multi-generational Trusts

While multi-generational trusts have been used in the United States for many decades, they gained more notoriety when Congress passed the generation-skipping transfer (GST) tax in 1986.1 Wisely, Congress provided an exemption from the GST tax so that grandparents could pass a limited amount, either outright or in trust, to their grandchildren, great-grandchildren or other skip persons.2 Multi-generational

While multi-generational trusts have been used in the United States for many decades, they gained more notoriety when Congress passed the generation-skipping transfer (GST) tax in 1986.1 Wisely, Congress provided an exemption from the GST tax so that grandparents could pass a limited amount, either outright or in trust, to their grandchildren, great-grandchildren or other “skip persons.”2

ARTICLE ACCESS REQUIRED

Please Log in if you are currently a Trust&Estates subscriber, or select DAYPASS for our new 24 hour access (nominal fee required).


If you are interested in unlimited article access for one year, please select Annual Subscription below.

Hide comments

Comments

  • Allowed HTML tags: <em> <strong> <blockquote> <br> <p>

Plain text

  • No HTML tags allowed.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.
Publish