generation-skipping trust
n.
A trust created to facilitate a generation-skipping transfer.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


generation-skipping trust
A trust designed to save on estate tax. The trust principal is preserved for the trust maker's grandchildren, with his or her children receiving only income from the trust. Because the children (the middle generation) never legally own the property, it isn't subject to estate tax at their death. (See also: generation-skipping transfer tax)
Category: Personal Finance & Retirement
Category: Wills, Trusts & Estates → Estate Tax

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


generation-skipping trust
n. A trust created for the purpose of carrying out a generation-skipping transfer.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.

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