Congress Set to Nix Tax Strategies Patents
Posted by William Byrnes on July 14, 2011
Want to minimize a high-net-worth client’s transfer tax liability using a GRAT that is at least partly funded with nonqualified stock options? Although the strategy could save your client hundreds of thousands in gift and estate tax liability, recommending it could cost you and your client hundreds of thousands in legal fees.
Why? Recommending that your client use a GRAT funded with nonqualified stock options would violate the SOGRAT patent, U.S. Patent 6,567,790.
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