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Hanging Crummey Powers


Review GST contributions and Crummey Powers.

A Hanging Crummey power allows the withdrawal right to lapse only for the amount that IRC § 2514(e) protects from treatment of release, which is the gift amount less the greater of $5,000 or 5% of the value of the property out of which the withdrawal right could have been satisfied. This white paper reviews this approach which is a popular and creative technique designed to circumvent the 5 and 5 limitation and enable a grantor to obtain the full annual exclusion from gift tax without creating adverse tax consequences for a beneficiary.



Todd Denison

Todd Denison

Phelps Dunbar LLP

  • Partner with Phelps Dunbar LLP
  • Represents individuals and business entities in the areas of business transactions and operations, partnership and corporate taxation, real and personal property transactions, trusts and estates (including sophisticated estate) planning, charitable organizations (formation and operations), employee stock ownership plans and other qualified retirement plans, captive insurance, international transactions and taxation, tax controversies with the IRS, and elder law
  • Clients include a regional engineering firm, national advertising agency, regional construction firm, regional stone and interior design firm, and numerous family-owned businesses operating locally, regionally, and internationally
  • Frequent speaker and has several publications
  • Member of numerous professional and civic organizations
  • Achieved the highest rating with Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory
  • The Best Lawyers in America© (Woodward/White, Inc.), Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) in Mobile, 2019; Tax Law in Mobile, 2018-2019; Trusts and Estates in Mobile, 2018-2019
  • LL.M. degree, New York University School of Law; J.D. degree, University of Montana School of Law; M.A. and B.A. degrees, University of Montana
  • Can be contacted at 251-441-8206 or [email protected]

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