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Five and Five Power - An express IRS exception to the general power of appointment rules. If provided for in a trust, a beneficiary may have the power to withdraw annually up to the greater of $5,000 or five percent of trust principal without that power's being considered a general power of appointment and causing all the trust principal to be included in his/her estate at death for estate tax purposes.


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