Making the most of your GST tax exemption
Abstract: To share wealth with grandchildren, great-grandchildren or even more remote generations, special planning may be required to keep generation-skipping transfer (GST) taxes to a minimum. When it comes to GST tax planning, the good news is that a significant GST tax exemption is available. But in some cases, automatic allocation rules that apply to the exemption can lead to undesirable results if one doesn’t opt out of them. This article details when the GST tax applies and discusses how to allocate the exemption.