Trusts and taxes – An IDGT can shift income tax liability
Abstract: Trusts often are a key component of an estate plan. But because trusts are considered separate legal entities, they’re subject to income tax. The income tax rate thresholds for trusts are low, so it’s important to consider the potential tax impact on an estate plan. This article details how an IDGT can provide the estate planning benefits of a trust while avoiding its potentially negative income tax consequences.