Using installment sales to non-grantor trusts for estate and income tax planning. 27 April 2022
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Speaker: Jerome Hesch, Esq., ACTEC, Of Counsel - Meltzer, Lippe, Goldstein & Breitstone, LLP
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For individuals who desire to sell their business or investment assets while they are living, the step-up in basis at death is not an alternative.
(i) a property structured installment sale to a non-grantor trust can allow the gain the seller realised on the installment sale to be reported by the seller far in the future even though the non-grantor trust sells the purchased asset for cash a few years later.
(ii) how an installment sale to a non-grantor trust can be a viable estate freeze, taking advantage of valuation discounts and shifting a portion of the asset’s operating income and its subsequent appreciation in value out of the decedent’s estate.
(iii) unlike a grantor trust where the grantor trust’s income is taxable at the grantor’s highest income tax rates, a non-grantor trust can be used to shift taxable income to taxpayers in lower marginal income tax brackets.
(iv) how an irrevocable non-grantor trust with intangible assets in a state with no state income taxes can be used to eliminate state income taxes and unlike the incomplete gift trust that, the trust is not exposed to the estate tax.