State Income Tax Treatment of Nonresident Trusts: Compliance Challenges and Planning Opportunities
Determining Residency, Allocating Income Between Trust and Beneficiary, Apportionment Questions
Note: CLE credit is not offered on this program
Recording of a 110-minute CPE webinar with Q&A
This course will provide tax professionals and advisers with a practical guide into various states' rules governing nonresident trusts' income tax treatment with multistate income or beneficiary connections. The panel will address state taxation of trusts in light of the Supreme Court's grant of certiorari to North Carolina Department of Revenue v. the Kaestner 1992 Family Trust. The panel will discuss critical topics relevant to resident and nonresident trusts, focusing on the allocation of state-sourced income between trust and beneficiaries in nonresident trusts with resident beneficiaries. The webinar will also identify states that deviate from federal treatment and those states whose definitions conform to federal but have different calculation bases.
- State taxation of resident trusts
- Which states impose an income tax on resident nongrantor trusts
- Filing requirements
- Grantor vs. nongrantor trust tax treatment
- Determining whether a trust is resident or nonresident
- Key issues for nonresident trusts
- Allocating income between nongrantor trust and beneficiaries in multistate contact situations
- State apportionment issues for trusts holding active business income
- States that deviate from the federal treatment of grantor trust income
- Potential trustee issues in determining trust resident status
- The impact of federal tax reform on state taxation of resident and nonresident trusts
- Planning steps
- Avoiding issues with multiple settlors where settlers live in different states
- Establishing separate trusts in cases where beneficiaries are based in different states
The panel will discuss these and other relevant topics:
- Critical factors in determining whether a trust is resident or nonresident for state income tax purposes
- How do some key states approach allocating income between a nonresident trust and its beneficiaries?
- Issues when trusts receive active business income from multiple states outside their resident state
- Which states deviate from the federal tax treatment of grantor trusts?
- How does North Carolina Department of Revenue v. the Kaestner 1992 Family Trust impact residency?
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