The Life Changing Magic of Grantor Trusts


The income tax rules governing grantor trusts, the centerpiece of most estate plans, have been around for over 65 years, and yet there are still very basic questions for which there are no answers. This session asks and answers those questions, including the best powers for creating grantor trusts, the ability to “toggle” grantor trust status, and situations for exercising a power to substitute assets.

Samuel A. Donaldson 
Professor of Law 
Georgia State University