Nongrantor Trusts

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Insight on Estate Planning - August/September 2013: Estate Planning Pitfall - You haven’t reviewed your trusts this year

If an estate plan includes one or more trusts, it’s a good idea to review them in light of recent tax law changes. Higher income taxes — on individuals as well as trusts — may make it advisable to rethink the way the trusts...more

2013 Tax Increases Exacerbate The Income Tax Negatives Of Nongrantor Trusts

For many years, nongrantor trusts have suffered an income tax disadvantage as compared to individuals. ...more

Useful Survey Of States On Income Taxation Of Nongrantor Trusts

Federal income taxation of nongrantor trusts is not an easy subject....more

Insight on Estate Planning - June/July 2013: Shipping your trust over the state line to realize tax savings

It’s not uncommon for families to relocate to another state to enjoy lower state income taxes. But trusts can follow a similar strategy. This article takes a closer look at how to change a trust’s residence, or “situs,” to a...more

Dodgeball - The Tax Version

Since the passage of The American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 and the submission of the President's federal budget proposal for 2014, it is clear that high net worth and high income taxpayers continue to be under attack....more

The Family Loan Shark - Leveraging the AFR in the Taxpayer’s Favor Intra-Family Loans and Private Placement Insurance Products –...

Overview - High net worth and income taxpayers find themselves in a world of hurt following tax reform at the end of 2012. The top marginal bracket for taxpayers with more than $400,000 (single and $450,000 married)...more

Non-Grantor Trusts – A Double-Edged Solution for Taxpayers Living in States with High Taxes

Overview - This article discusses the use of non-grantor trusts as an asset protection planning tool, while introducing the non-grantor trust as an income tax planning tool in order to reduce taxpayer’s exposure to state...more

The Dynasty Annuity — Multi-Generational Tax Deferral for High-Net-Worth Families

Originally published in Tax Management Estates, Gifts, and Trusts Journal, x, 11/08/2012. OVERVIEW - The current tax environment suffers from a lot of economic and political uncertainty. The general consensus...more

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