Implement tax-advantaged trust strategies post tax reform.
- Tax reform has created major changes and opportunities for high-net-worth taxpayers, particularly those who are real estate investors and developers.
- The creation of section 199A brings a new, advantageous deduction to those in the real estate business.
- From a strategic planning perspective, real estate investors, owners, and developers may want to consider targeted trust strategies.
Much has been written about the sweeping tax law changes that took effect this year through the 2017 Tax Cuts and Job Act (the Act). High-net-worth taxpayers and business owners alike are faced with not only a myriad of changes, but also many planning opportunities. For real estate investors, owners, and developers, the impacts are significant.
First, let’s take a look at the effects of the tax law changes and then we’ll explore some specific strategic planning opportunities using trusts.
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