Provides step-by-step guidance on the taxation of fiduciary income. This comprehensive guide for practitioners advising fiduciaries and beneficiaries in federal income tax matters covers the broad range of complex issues from charitable remainder trusts to nexus rules and their effect. Providing expert practical advice, Income Taxation of Fiduciaries and Beneficiaries helps the practitioner obtain the most advantageous outcomes for his/her fiduciary and beneficiary clients.
Key feature: 35 case studies with filled-in forms 1041 and accompanying documents.
Highlights of the 2020 Edition include:
Volume 1: 1. Overview of the Fiduciary Entity 2. The Fiduciary (Trust) Accounting Concept; Total Return Investment Philosophy 3. Principles of Federal Income Tax for Fiduciaries 4. Itemized Deductions 5. Distributions 6. Capital Gains and Alternative Minimum Taxes, Accounting Periods and Special Rules 7. Estimated Taxes 8. Passive Activity Loss Limitations 9. Trusts: Formation to Termination 10. Charitable Remainder Trusts 11. Charitable Lead Trusts 12. Alternative Use of Grantor Trusts in Transactional Planning 13. Ownership of S Corporation Stock by Trusts—Emphasizing Qualified Subchapter S Trusts and the New More Flexible Electing Small Business Trust 14. Grantor Trust Rules 15. Foreign Trusts Treated as Grantor Trusts
Volume 2 16. Estates: Formation to Termination 17. Income Tax Aspects of Fiduciary Ownership and Administration of Family Limited Partnership (FLP) Interests 18. Income Tax Aspects of Generation-Skipping Transfers 19. State Taxation of Fiduciaries and Beneficiaries 20. Special Commercial Trusts 21. IRS Ruling Policy and Audits; Responsibility for Filing and Payment of Tax 22. Foreign Trusts and Estates Case Studies-Completed Tax and Information Returns