When considering where to establish a Private Family Trust Company (PFTC), South Dakota is continually chosen as the top regulated PFTC jurisdiction in the United States. The low PFTC capital requirements and maintenance costs make the set-up an easier process.
Through thoughtful planning, there are ways to anticipate many possible issues—including the unanticipated—when doing your long-term and perpetual intergenerational trust planning. Consequently, detailed and flexible trust drafting is generally very helpful.
Estate planners and advisors will need to contemplate the political climate in an election year, particularly given certain political opposition to the extensive changes made by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017.
The question of how to structure a trust is of increasing importance, particularly in light of recent trends, including the expected ruling in North Carolina Dept. of Revenue v. The Kimberley Rice Kaestner 1992 Family Trust.
For understandable reasons, the United States has adopted a series of laws designed to prevent U.S. taxpayers from taking advantage of foreign trusts as tax shelters from U.S. income taxation. The obvious application of these laws is when a U.S.