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Ambridge’s Tax Qualification Insurance extension can protect trusts (and indirectly their beneficiaries) from the financial exposures resulting from a disqualification as a liquidating trust.Will Rogers has been quoted as saying “The only difference between death and taxes is that death doesn’t get worse every time Congress meets.” Earlier this year, Congress passed the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012, which may have prevented us from falling off the fiscal cliff, but further complicated the already complex world of income taxation of estates and trusts.
The rate on long-term capital gains and qualified dividends has increased from 15% to 20%.
There is also a new tax that applies beginning in 2013, the so-called Medicare surtax, which is a 3.8% tax on “net investment income.” Net investment income generally includes (a) interest, dividends, annuities, royalties and rents, (b) gains attributable to the disposition of property and (c) income and gains from a trade or business, but only if such trade or business is a passive activity with respect to the taxpayer or involves trading in financial instruments or commodities.
This will allow the income to be taxed at the beneficiaries’ lower rates, rather than at the estate’s or trust’s rate, which is 39.6% once the $11,950 threshold is reached. An estate or trust may elect to treat amounts paid or credited in the first 65 days of the tax year as if they were paid or credited on the last day of the prior tax year. Before making distributions to minimize income taxes, make sure to consider other factors.
For distributions to beneficiaries between January 1, 2013 and March 6, 2013, the election may allow the distributions to be taxed to the beneficiaries at the lower 2012 rates and to escape the Medicare surtax. The fiduciary should weigh the potential income tax savings against the possible disadvantages of distributions, such as exposing the distributed assets to the beneficiaries’ creditors or to their spouses in the event of divorce.
A fiscal year is adopted when filing the estate’s first federal income tax return, Form 1041.