All politics aside, the presenceof an individual as financially savvy as Mitt Romney atop the Presidentialdebate stage brings some important estate planning lessons into the publicview. Not least amongst them is the â€œIntentionally Defective Grantor Trustâ€ andthe acronym-turned-message, â€œI DiG IT.â€
Romney and his use of the IDGT(accordingly pronounced, â€œI DiG IT,â€ if you arenâ€™t into spelling out youracronyms) were the subject of a recent article in Bloomberg News titled â€œRomneyâ€˜I Dig Itâ€™ Trust Gives Heirs TripleBenefit.â€
A popular wealth transferstrategy among estate planning attorneys, the IDGT provides a â€œtriple benefitâ€to taxpayers who employ it. The key, as with so many wealth transfers, is toplace unappreciated assets in an IDGT and thereby shelterthem as they grow. If the assets then appreciate in the IDGT, then the transferwill ultimately maximize the wealth transferred and minimize the attendingtaxation.
To learn more about this popular IDGT strategy and howit may benefit you (and your loved ones), check out the original article then call Idaho Estate Planning to arrange an Initial Consultation & Estate Plan Analysis. Remember, good planning is no accident.