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An individual who conveys or transfers ownership of property.

In real property law, an individual who sells land is known as the grantor.

West's Encyclopedia of American Law, edition 2. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.


n. the party who transfers title in real property (seller, giver) to another (buyer, recipient, donee) by grant deed or quit claim deed. (See: grant)

Copyright © 1981-2005 by Gerald N. Hill and Kathleen T. Hill. All Right reserved.

GRANTOR. He by whom a grant is made.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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The grantors may choose a certain individual trustee, for example, the grantors may want to keep a vacation home that hat been a center for family events.
Grantor trusts are a valuable estate planning tool for South Dakota legal practitioners.
Although the grantor cannot change the beneficiaries of the ILIT, the trust agreement could give the grantor the right to cancel or modify a beneficiary's annual withdrawal rights.
An incentive trust is an irrevocable life insurance trust that can contain "incentive provisions" to encourage certain positive behaviors in beneficiaries that reflect the grantor's values and motivate beneficiaries to be productive members of society.
This article also reviews a recent ruling (3) in detail; it presents some significant potential problems that might exist when a grantor dies (or there is any other change of ownership), and suggests actions to take to save the S election.
Postpone full ownership of trust assets until the beneficiaries of the trust have attained ages specified by the grantor or until events specified by the grantor have occurred.
A grantor trust is a trust for which someone other than the trust bears some or all of the income tax liability.
The value of each gift is calculated based on the age of the grantor, the length of each trust, the discount taken for minority interest and lack of marketability, and the prevailing IRS interest rate (Section 7520 rate).
Such unfunded trusts are commonly set up as a "defective" irrevocable trust meaning that it will be treated as a grantor trust for tax purposes and any income will be reported and taxed to the grantor.
Second, one or more subsequent conveyances of the subject property by the parties claiming under the instrument must be made and the subsequent instrument must evidence the grantor's intent to either convey the property or to authorize the conveyance.
grantors some much-needed relief from the documentation requirements.
The income of the trust is taxed to the grantor, who is treated as the "owner" of the trust for federal income tax purposes.

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