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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

Navigating the intricacies of estate planning can be a complex and daunting task for tax and finance professionals, particularly when dealing with the nuanced realm of Grantor Trusts. Claudia Hill‘s course provides a focused exploration of this critical estate planning tool, with a special emphasis on GRATs (Grantor Retained Annuity Trusts), IDGTs (Intentionally Defective Grantor Trusts), and QPRTs (Qualified Personal Residence Trusts). This course addresses the common challenges faced in understanding how these trusts are used, their benefits, and their specific filing requirements. You’ll learn not just how these trusts are reported and integrated into the grantor’s personal return, but also when a Form 1041 is necessary. Designed for professionals seeking clarity in estate planning strategies, this course offers a comprehensive solution to mastering the application and reporting of Grantor Trusts, enhancing your expertise in this essential aspect of financial planning.

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Learning Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be able to:

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

Course ID
Revision Date
September 12, 2023


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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