The revocable living trust is a very versatile estate planning tool that can be the ideal choice for a wide range of people. Before we look at the taxation question, we will explain a few of the benefits so you understand why living trusts are so effective. Probate Avoidance Some people assume that the executor of a will can act independently without supervision, but this is not the case. The will must be admitted to probate, and a court would provide supervision during the administration … [Read more...] about Do I Pay Income Taxes on Living Trust Payouts?
In this Vlog, Attorney Justin M. Kennedy discusses the federal priority statutes and how they can create personal tax liability for a Trustee. … [Read more...] about Trustee Tax Liability (VIDEO)
Blog Author: Tereina Stidd, J.D., LL.M. (Tax), Associate Director of Education, American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys, Inc. There’s an oft-cited, paraphrased quote attributed to George Bernard Shaw: “Youth is wasted on the young.” In many ways it’s true. When we are young, we rarely appreciate the beautiful gift of youth. We waste our talents and time on unworthy endeavors, at least most of us. There are a select few on whom youth is not wasted. Olympians belong in that select … [Read more...] about Neither Age Nor Health Determines Whether You Need an Estate Plan