In 2015, Dale (age 68) creates a trust with assets worth $5 million. Under the terms of the trust, Dale retains a life estate with the remainder passing to Nicole (age 34) upon his death. In the month the trust is created, the interest rate is 4.8%.
a. Determine the amount of Dale’s gift. Of his taxable gift.
b. Does the answer in part (a) change if Nicole is Dale’s wife?