This article reprint was recently published in the July issue of Trusts & Estates magazine.The 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (the Tax Act) altered the way that income from certain trusts is taxed in the event of a divorce.Practitioners should carefully consider the tax impact of every trust created during a marriage in the event the parties get divorced in the future.
The Sunshine State offers a host of financial and tax benefits. Florida residents likely enjoy significantly reduced tax obligations compared to many other states.Florida does not impose a personal income tax, an inheritance tax, a gift tax, or an intangible personal property tax.The more ties you have to Florida, the more likely your Florida domicile will be respected.
U.S. Supreme Court holds presence of resident discretionary beneficiaries does not justify North Carolina income taxation of nonresident trustee in Kaestner Trust. When determining whether a trustee of a nongrantor trust must pay a particular state’s income tax on retained ordinary income and capital gains, practitioners should resist the impulse to consult the governing-law clause in the Will or trust instrument.