May 30, 2021
Is Moving Money to a Family Inheritance Trust Subject to Gift Tax?
The Estate Tax is tied to the Gift Tax. It’s Unified Credit. Understanding that the Estate Tax exemption is going away, the IRS has said that if we gift a portion now, and the Estate Tax exemption drops, this money that we’ve gifted will not factor into this lower Estate Tax. So we have this unique opportunity right now where the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act is still going on to make gifts to special types of Trust, where it will not play a role in the future with regards to your Estate Taxes.
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Is moving money to a FIT subject to gift tax?
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So getting back to this. The estate tax is tied to the gift tax. So it’s a unified credit. So if you were to gift $4 million to a FIT and you have $11 million estate tax exemption, well, that’s going to cut into your $11 million estate tax exemption because it’s a unified credit. And this is something we talked about before is with understanding that the estate tax exemption is going away, the IRS has said that if we gift a portion now, and then the estate tax exemption drops, this money that we’ve gifted will not factor into this lower estate tax. So we have this unique opportunity right now where the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act is still going on to make gifts to special types of trusts where it will not play a role in the future with regards to your estate taxes.