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Is the trust revocable or irrevocable?
Is this the grantor (maker) of the trust who is considering this?
Ok, then if it is revocable, then yes, there is no problem with her directing the trustee to transfer the property out of the trust and back to her personal name and then adding a transfer on death (TOD) designation.
If it was irrevocable, it couldn't be changed.
I am looking into the TOD designation with regard to estate tax..
Ok, everything I can find states that although a TOD keeps a property from having to go through probate, it does not remove it from the taxable estate for estate tax purposes because the decedent owned it at the time of their death so it is included in their taxable estate.