26 U.S. Code § 2631 - GST exemption

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(a) General rule
For purposes of determining the inclusion ratio, every individual shall be allowed a GST exemption amount which may be allocated by such individual (or his executor) to any property with respect to which such individual is the transferor.
(b) Allocations irrevocable
Any allocation under subsection (a), once made, shall be irrevocable.
(c) GST exemption amount
For purposes of subsection (a), the GST exemption amount for any calendar year shall be equal to the basic exclusion amount under section 2010 (c) for such calendar year.


(Added Pub. L. 99–514, title XIV, § 1431(a),Oct. 22, 1986, 100 Stat. 2721; amended Pub. L. 105–34, title V, § 501(d),Aug. 5, 1997, 111 Stat. 846; Pub. L. 105–206, title VI, § 6007(a)(1),July 22, 1998, 112 Stat. 806; Pub. L. 107–16, title V, § 521(c),June 7, 2001, 115 Stat. 72; Pub. L. 111–312, title III, § 303(b)(2),Dec. 17, 2010, 124 Stat. 3303.)

2010—Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 111–312substituted “the basic exclusion amount” for “the applicable exclusion amount”.
2001—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 107–16, § 521(c)(1), substituted “amount” for “of $1,000,000”.
Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 107–16, § 521(c)(2), amended heading and text of subsec. (c) generally, substituting provisions relating to the GST exemption amount for any calendar year for provisions which related to inflation adjustment of the $1,000,000 amount contained in subsec. (a) in the case of any calendar year after 1998 and applicability of any increase for any such calendar year.
1998—Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 105–206reenacted heading without change and amended text generally. Prior to amendment, text read as follows: “In the case of an individual who dies in any calendar year after 1998, the $1,000,000 amount contained in subsection (a) shall be increased by an amount equal to—
“(1) $1,000,000, multiplied by
“(2) the cost-of-living adjustment determined under section 1 (f)(3) for such calendar year by substituting ‘calendar year 1997’ for ‘calendar year 1992’ in subparagraph (B) thereof.
If any amount as adjusted under the preceding sentence is not a multiple of $10,000, such amount shall be rounded to the next lowest multiple of $10,000.”
1997—Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 105–34added subsec. (c).
Effective Date of 2010 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 111–312applicable to generation-skipping transfers after Dec. 31, 2010, see section 303(c)(2) ofPub. L. 111–312, set out as a note under section 2010 of this title.
Effective Date of 2001 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 107–16applicable to estates of decedents dying, and generation-skipping transfers, after Dec. 31, 2003, see section 521(e)(3) ofPub. L. 107–16, set out as a note under section 2010 of this title.
Effective Date of 1998 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 105–206effective, except as otherwise provided, as if included in the provisions of the Taxpayer Relief Act of 1997, Pub. L. 105–34, to which such amendment relates, see section 6024 ofPub. L. 105–206, set out as a note under section 1 of this title.
Effective Date

Section applicable to generation-skipping transfers (within the meaning of section 2611 of this title) made after Oct. 22, 1986, except as otherwise provided, see section 1433 ofPub. L. 99–514, set out as a note under section 2601 of this title.


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