There is a growing desire to combat money laundering as part of the ongoing worldwide efforts against terrorism, and a crackdown on tax evasion has been recognized as one way to satisfy the urgent need for more government revenue.
Simply because the instrument governing your trust states that it is irrevocable and cannot be amended does not mean it cannot be modified to serve your family’s needs and changing circumstances in a better way. There are techniques for improving upon a seemingly hopeless situation.
On June 21, 2019, the Supreme Court of the United States issued a unanimous opinion finding that North Carolina’s imposition of an income tax on trusts based solely on the residence of a trust’s beneficiaries is unconstitutional.
A new U.S. Supreme Court ruling in the Kaestner case means that more out-of-state residents will be able to fully realize the benefits of Tennessee's progressive trust laws and zero income tax on non-residents.
Recent statutory changes in Tennessee law has authorized the separation of the traditional trustee roles by allowing for the appointment of a Trust Advisor (also referred to as a Trust Protector) who can have the authority to “direct” an exercise of a power held by the Trustee, including directio
A Domestic Asset Protection Trust (DAPT) provides an opportunity to protect your assets from the claims of third-party creditors, which makes it a powerful tool to enhance your estate plan. Because DAPTs require giving up some control over your assets, they are not right for everyone.
Many early-retirement Boomers feel comfortable that their estate plan is in order, having put their estate plan in place when they had younger children. With adult children, and the increase in the estate and gift tax exemption amounts, many feel that there is little planning to be done.
There are various laws and issues to take into account when considering a state in which to form a Private Trust Company, including requirements around annual reporting, residency of personnel, and capital requirements.
Jennie Cherry and Miles Padgett, Kozusko Harris Duncan
Friday, April 12, 2019
Over the past decade, matriarchs and patriarchs of successful families have been shifting their focus from their children to a broader group of individuals, such as grandchildren, siblings, and nieces.