Many don’t realize, but yes, an asset can be sold and you can avoid Capital Gains tax by leveraging an Intentionally Defective Grantor Trust, also known as an IDGIT.  An IDGIT is a strategy for family businesses who want to keep the company in the family, with no interest in selling the business long-term, to get the business outside of the estate into an irrevocable trust without using Gift tax exemption. But, as you would expect, there are nuances which Jeff Bannon, a succession planner with The Rawls Group, and Kevin Gilbreath, a tax partner with Crowe, discusses in this episode of the “What’s Up with Biden’s Proposed Tax Changes” series.

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