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Grantor Trusts: Uses And Benefits

2 Credits: Taxes


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Grantor Trusts: Uses And Benefits

Self-Study Video
Course Level
CPE Credits

2 Credits: Taxes

Course Description

In this course from Claudia Hill, she will take you through a frequently used estate planning tool, Grantor Trusts. This course will especially focus on the use of GRAT’s (Grantor Retained Annuity Trusts), IDGTs (Intentionally Defector Grantor Trust), and QPRT (Qualified Personal Residence Trusts). We will talk about how these are used, the benefits of using them, and cover specific filing requirements- how they get reported, how they get integrated into the grantor’s personal return, or whether a 1041 needs to be done.

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Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives
After completing this section of the course, you will be able to:
• Identify characteristics and uses of grantor trusts.
• Cite rules and regulations for grantor trusts.
• Compare and contrast elements and characteristics of intentionally defective grantor trusts, qualified personal residence trusts, and grantor retained annuity trusts.

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Course Specifics

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Revision Date
April 8, 2022


Advanced Preparation


Compliance Information

NASBA Provider Number: 103220
IRS Provider Number: 0MYXB
IRS Course Number: 0MYXB-T-01995-22-S
IRS Federal Tax Law Credits: 2
CTEC Provider Number: 2071
CTEC Course Number: 2071-CE-1732
CTEC Federal Tax Law Credits: 2

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Meet The Experts

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Claudia Hill, EA, MBA, is a nationally recognized tax professional and a frequent lecturer on taxation of individuals and representation before the IRS. She’s the editor in chief of CCH’s Journal of Tax Practice & Procedure, coauthor of CCH Expert Treatise Library: Tax Practice and Procedure, and a frequent presenter for both live and audio CPE seminars. Named a Top Ten Nominee by Tax Analysts as 2011 Person of the Year, she coordinates a “dream team of tax controversy advisors” for the IRS Watch blog on Claudia served on the 1987 Commissioner’s Advisory Group to the National Office of the IRS. She’s the owner and principal of …

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