If a contract is in place to buy a family owned business upon death from siblings, is it removed from the Trust?

Question Details: Currently a family owned bank is listed in the trust and to be divided 4 ways among the siblings upon the death of both parents. Now, 2 of the siblings, would like to buy the bank from the other 2 siblings. The buyers have been advised, that if a contract is in place to buy the bank, it will not longer be included in the Trust and not subject to inheritance tax. The desire to remove it from the Trust is due to the large amount of additional assets that cause the total amount of assets to exceed 11 million dollars.

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