Tag Archives: GRATs
Softening the blow of higher taxes on trust income
This year, trusts are subject to the 39.6% ordinary-income rate and the 20% capital gains rate to the extent their taxable income exceeds $12,150. And the 3.8% net investment income tax applies to undistributed net investment income to the extent that a trust’s adjusted gross income exceeds $12,150. Three strategies can help you soften… Read More »
Is it Time for Short-Term Grantor Retained Annuity Trust?
Congress’s decision not to include a proposed minimum term for grantor retained annuity trusts (GRATs) in the tax legislation passed back in January — combined with low interest rates — may make it an ideal time to add short-term GRATs to your estate planning arsenal. A GRAT consists of an annuity interest, retained by… Read More »