A Qualified Personal Residence Trust or QPRT is an Irrevocable Trust specifically designed to take advantage of IRS rules to remove the value of the Grantor’s home from the taxable estate.
A QPRT can freeze the value of the Grantor’s residence as of the transfer into the Trust. The home is given to the trust, but the Grantor retains the right to live in the home. This retained right makes the QPRT a Grantor Trust. The trust is designed to last a certain number of years, and, if the Grantor outlives this time, the home passes to the beneficiaries. Because the gift is of a future interest, the value of the gift is reduced. If successful, the real estate passes to the beneficiaries using a fraction of the Grantor’s exemption.
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