In a bull market, one of the best ways to transfer wealth is by a sale to a grantor trust. Little wonder that it's been so popular for the past 20 years. But a net gift coupled with a loan for the gift tax can transfer more wealth and at a faster rate than a traditional sale to a grantor trust for a promissory note. Even when one figures in the settlor's losing the use of the funds that pay the gift tax, the net gift approach still can leave beneficiaries more total wealth. And the longer ...

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