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Gifting assets to your grandchildren can do more than help your descendants get a good start in life; it can also reduce the size of your estate and the tax that will be due upon your death.
Perhaps the simplest approach to gifting is to give the grandchild an outright gift. You may give each grandchild up to $14,000 a year (in 2014) without having to report the gifts. The problem with an outright gift is that you have no way of making sure the money is spent the way you would want it spent.
The following are some other ways you can give to grandchildren:
For details on these gift vehicles, click here.