The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in a case that will decide whether states can tax trusts based solely on the fact that a trust beneficiary lives in the state.
The enactment of Sec. 199A provides one more reason to advise clients to create separate trusts for individual beneficiaries instead of a single trust.
This article is the second of two parts of an annual update on developments in trust, estate, and gift taxation. It covers generation-skipping transfer tax and trust tax developments, as well as inflation adjustments for 2018.
The California Superior Court determined that all income, including California-source income, is subject to the apportionment formula.
This last article in a three-part series contains an analysis of the tax reporting of the net income distribution to a U.S. beneficiary of a foreign nongrantor trust.
Part 2 of this three-part series analyzes legal and beneficial ownership concepts as applied to a trust or estate created and administered in a foreign common law jurisdiction in contrast to a civil law jurisdiction.
Foreign nongrantor trusts with U.S. beneficiaries have always been highly regulated under the throwback rules .
Part 1 (of three) explains the classification criteria of a foreign nongrantor trust or foreign estate for U.S. tax purposes and the proper information reporting after U.S. taxes are withheld.
This second of a two-part article discusses GST tax and trust tax developments, as well as tax reform proposals and inflation adjustments for 2017.
The use of a disclaimer by a trust beneficiary may be helpful to adjust the results of a previously established irrevocable trust.
This column discusses AB trusts and ABC trusts.
This item explores what happens if the residence is sold during the QPRT term.
This is the second part of a two-part article examining developments in estate, gift, and generation-skipping transfer tax, and trust income tax.
New regulations provide rules for determining who is the “taxpayer” for purposes of applying the Sec. 108 discharge-of-indebtedness rules to a grantor trust or disregarded entity.
The end of a QPRT’s initial trust term brings with it many potential issues.
The IRS finalized regulations that provide rules for determining who is the “taxpayer” for purposes of applying the Sec. 108 discharge-of-indebtedness rules to a grantor trust or disregarded entity.
Certain high-net-worth clients might achieve better results by using a preferred family limited partnership rather than an intentionally defective grantor trust or a grantor retained annuity trust.
This is the second of a two-part article examining developments in estate, gift, trust, and generation-skipping transfer taxes between June 2014 and May 2015.
The regulations are designed to prevent transactions in which trust grantors receive the value of their term interest without recognizing taxable gain.
In the typical Crummey trust, a periodic contribution of assets to the trust is accompanied by an immediate withdrawal power that gives the beneficiary the right to withdraw the contribution for a limited time.