When Estate Planning practitioners talk about the “Holy Grail” of Estate Planning, they generally mean the intentionally defective grantor trust which includes the assets contributed to it in the grantor’s income tax for income purposes but excludes such assets from the grantor’s estate for estate tax purposes. The 529 plan provides yet another example of the “Holy Grail” in Estate planning by allowing tax-free growth, control of the plan until the death of the grantor without estate tax inclusion, and protections in the event of bankruptcy, among other things. Read on to learn more.
About Amy Lazas
Amy Lazas is the owner of Providence Law Group, LLC., where she works with clients in the areas of estate planning and administration. Prior to her legal career, Amy worked in large corporate organizations for over 20 years marketing and selling products and services. She also managed corporate partnerships in the U.S. and Internationally.