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Irrevocable Trusts

Facts about Irrevocable Trusts

A trust is an arrangement where the creator of the trust, or settlor, identifies a trustee to manage the assets of the trust for the benefit of one or more people known as the beneficiary or beneficiaries. A trust can be established after death pursuant to a will (known as a testamentary trust) or during…

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Is “Avoidance of Tax” a Criminal Offense?

The term “avoidance of tax” seems to indicate some auspicious behavior from taxpayers, yet the IRS manual sec 25.1.1.2.4. says: “Avoidance of tax is not a criminal offense. All taxpayers have the right to reduce, avoid or minimize their taxes by legitimate means.” This is good news for taxpayers trying to keep more of their…

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What an Irrevocable Trust Is & the Benefits of Having One

Setting up a trust is part of a person’s estate planning strategy. Their purpose is to smoothly hand over one’s estate to the chosen beneficiaries in a set manner. Within this purpose is the desire, of course, to limit the tax liability and maximize the investment’s return. In regards to understanding how to accomplish this,…

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