Reporting GRATS, GRUTS, ILITS and IDGTs on Form 709: GST Exemption Allocation Calculations and Strategies

Recording of a 110-minute CPE webinar with Q&A

Conducted on Tuesday, August 8, 2017

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Program Materials

This webinar will provide tax advisers with a thorough and comprehensive guide to the gift and generation skipping tax reporting challenges of allocating GST transfer taxes in circumstances involving the use of GRATs, IDGTs, ILITs and similar trusts. Our nationally-known speaker will discuss how to allocate exemption amounts, as well as other practical tools to minimize GST impact and avoid costly penalties.


Clients who have utilized planning vehicles such as IDGTs, GRATs, ILITs or decanted trusts face complex considerations in preparing Form 709 Gift Tax Returns, especially in terms of allocating generation-skipping transfer tax exemptions.

Any transfer of assets directly to a “skip person,” or to a trust for the benefit of a skip person, triggers GST reporting and allocation requirements.

Transfers to trusts involving skip persons require the tax adviser to calculate the exemption allocations for GST purposes on Form 709. Advisers must have a thorough grasp of the rules governing automatic allocations, “ETIP allocations,” and timely vs. late allocations, as well as the calculation methodologies for dealing with more sophisticated trusts.

Listen as our experienced speaker provides practical guidance on calculating and reporting required allocations, as well as planning opportunities to reduce GST tax impact on IDGTs, GRATs, ILITs and meeting adequate disclosure requirements. Learn how to navigate the overly technical GST regulations to achieve optimal results for your clients.



  1. Identifying taxable transfers to skip persons subject to GST reporting in trust documents
  2. GRAT and Crummey Trust exemption allocation and reporting
  3. IDGT seed gift and sale basics and reporting
  4. ETIP rules and GST exemption allocation calculations
  5. The adequate disclosure rules


Our speaker will discuss these and other important topics:

  • Opting out of automatic allocation of GST exemptions—when and how
  • Reporting indirect skips
  • Late allocations of GST exemptions
  • Calculating inclusion ratio
  • Avoiding ETIP traps


Schiller, Keith
Keith Schiller, Esq., MBA

Schiller Law Group

Mr. Schiller's practice predominantly focuses on estate planning (including business formation and succession...  |  Read More

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