Grantor Retained Unitrust (GRUT)

Definition

A grantor retained unitrust (GRUT) is an irrevocable trust into which a grantor makes a one-time transfer of property, and in which the grantor retains the right to receive a variable amount (based on a fixed percentage of trust assets valued annually) at least annually for a specified term of years. At the end of the retained unitrust period, the property remaining in the trust passes to the remainder beneficiaries or remains in trust for their benefit.

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