Avoid the death taxes by reducing your estate to less than 5 million, otherwise suck it up and pay it. Here is an idea give money to charity instead of the government. You can transfer an asset to the trust, which reduces the size of your estate and saves estate taxes. But instead of paying the income to you, the trust pays it to a charity for a set number of years or until you die. After the trust ends, the trust assets will go to your spouse, children or other beneficiaries.