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Taxation of Trusts

How Trusts are Taxed We can talk hours about the intricacies of trust taxation, but here are some basic concepts that will still go a very long way when it comes to how trusts get taxed. Trusts get taxed in two different ways: a grantor trust, and a non-grantor trust. Grantor Trust A grantor trust…

Dynasty Trusts

This is a part in a series of articles I have written on various types of irrevocable trusts. What is a Dynasty Trust? Many people refer to dynasty trusts to mean an irrevocable trust that is built so that after the death of the grantor, the trust benefits the grantor’s descendants.  I don’t disagree with this…

Sales to IDGTs

This is a part in a series of articles I have written on various types of irrevocable trusts. Intentionally Defective Grantor Trust What is a sale to an Intentionally Defective Grantor Trust (IDGT)? Why would a trust be “intentionally defective”? And what is so popular about this strategy? Intentionally Defective Grantor Trust An IDGT is a…

What is an ILIT?

This is a part in a series of articles I have written on various types of irrevocable trusts. Irrevocable Life Insurance Trusts Why set up an irrevocable life insurance trust (ILIT)? An irrevocable life insurance trust (referred to as an ILIT) is a type of irrevocable trust that typically is used to own life insurance policies…

Should I Create an LLC?

This is Part 1 in a two-part series about LLCs. In Part 2, I cover how to setup an LLC to maximize asset protection. Why do People Create LLCs?  If you own a rental property, it is strongly advised that you create an LLC.  I’m going to give you 3 reasons why, but before that…

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