Estate, Gift, Trust, and Generation-Skipping Transfer Taxes


With an increasingly steady stream of people nearing retirement, estate, gift, trust, and certain transfer taxes remain hot topics for individual
taxpayers and their tax advisors. This course will provide you with the understanding and tools needed to plan for tax-minimization on transfers of

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • recognize rules related to estate, gift, trust, and generation-skipping taxes and the purpose of these wealth-transfer taxes
  • identify vehicles for wealth-transfer planning
  • recognize what is included in the gross estate of a decedent and calculate the gross estate value
  • recognize the various deductions and credits available when calculating the gross estate of a decedent
  • identify the purpose of generation-skipping transfers and the generation-skipping transfer tax according to the IRC

Tax Year: 2023-2024

Designed For

CPAs, CFPs, enrolled agents, state tax preparers, and other financial advisors


A general familiarity with wealth-transfer taxes

Advanced Preparation


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