Drafting IRA Beneficiary "See-Through" Trust Provisions

Meeting Complex IRS Rules to Qualify a Trust as a Conduit Trust or an Accumulation Trust

A live 90-minute CLE webinar with interactive Q&A


Tuesday, June 25, 2019

1:00pm-2:30pm EDT, 10:00am-11:30am PDT

Early Registration Discount Deadline, Friday, May 31, 2019

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This CLE webinar will provide estate planning counsel with detailed guidance on the drafting of "see-through" trusts that qualify as IRA beneficiaries under IRS regulations. The panel will explain provisions governing both "conduit trusts" and "accumulation trusts" and offer sample language for both trusts that will meet IRS standards.

Description

A valuable tool for protecting IRA assets as a component of estate planning is the use of a trust as an IRA beneficiary. These "see-through" trusts can provide valuable flexibility in a comprehensive estate plan, but also carry both income tax consequences and stringent IRS requirements for qualification. Estate planning counsel must know the detailed IRS rules in drafting these "see-through" trusts to meet requirements for RMDs and income accumulation.

IRA beneficiary trusts generally come in two types: "conduit trusts" and "accumulation trusts." Conduit trusts are marked by specific requirements as to how to calculate required minimum distributions over the lifetime of specified beneficiaries. Importantly, IRA beneficiary trusts are drafted as trusts (whether QTIP trusts or any other) that are valid under state law but contain specific language and provisions that qualify the trust for see-through treatment.

Whether estate counsel is drafting a trust to function as a conduit trust or an accumulation trust, practitioners must know the rules and required language to avoid severe tax consequences.

Listen as our experienced panel provides detailed guidance, including sample language, to help you master the intricacies of drafting see-through IRA beneficiary trusts.

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Outline

  1. Trusts as beneficiaries of IRA
  2. "Stretch" treatment of RMDs within a look-through trust
  3. Conduit vs. accumulation trust
  4. DNI impact and considerations
  5. Drafting provisions for conduit trusts
  6. Drafting provisions for accumulation trusts

Benefits

The panel will review these and other relevant issues:

  • Income tax considerations in utilizing a see-through trust
  • What provisions must be included in trust language for a trust to qualify for see-through treatment as either a conduit trust or an accumulation trust
  • Factors to consider when drafting a QTIP trust as an IRA beneficiary trust

Faculty

Kiepe, Diane
Diane J. Kiepe

Principal
Douglas Eden

Ms. Kiepe focuses her practice on estate and trust planning and estate, income and gift tax. She previously ...  |  Read More

Additional faculty
to be announced.

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