Linder agrees that the designation of institutional executors and agents has been abandoned in favour of individuals – friends, family or business partners. As the number of trusts increases – mainly for tax reasons – Linder says it is generally not necessary to include a corporate outsider. Banks that still have trusted services do not want to manage small trusts and will not adopt certain types of trusts. And technology has made it easier to manage trusted information. In the past, for example, Linder said that a bank that can clean up in real estate was a big attraction. “Now, with computers, almost anyone can use them. What the banks offer is no longer unique. The resulting trust terms are rigid, particularly with respect to the remaining agents and beneficiaries. The application of the AB Trust method has decreased considerably with changes to the federal estate law that allow the portability of the spouses` exemption. It was no longer necessary to combine assets in an AB trust. A STANDARD AB trust includes the creation of two positions of trust. The first, or A Trust, includes the assets of both spouses and, after the death of a created spouse, a second trust to hold the assets of the deceased spouse, the B-Treuhand. In a STANDARD AB trust, the surviving spouse controls the property and may be the designated agent.
CPAs are uniquely positioned to provide professional services to individual agents. The audit profession seems to agree, as shown by the Accounting Todays survey of the top 100 CPA companies that ranked succession, trust and gift issues as the third highest growth area. CPAs have the technical and commercial know-how to help clients manage rebates and trusts. They also have the opportunity to interact professionally with lawyers, financial planners, other accountants, insurance agents, brokers and family members of fraudsters. So far, most of Linders` own are based on recommendations. In recent times, he has been giving lectures to promote the skills of companies. Linder, who will give a lecture on the opportunities available to CPAs in collaboration with executors and agents at the AICPA Personal Financial Planning Conference in Orlando in January 1998, expects to address some of the pitfalls and propose a curriculum for CPAs who wish to gain more expertise in this area. What is unique about a credit protection trust fund is its well-defined purpose and the identities of the settlor and the principal beneficiary. While the latter are a man and a woman, their role depends on the spouse who dies first.
If the husband dies first, as is often the case, if we consider the difference in life expectancy between men and women, then he is the settlor and his wife is the beneficiary. If the woman dies first, the roles will be reversed. In one way or another, the purpose of the trust is to allow the surviving spouse to have access to the income of the transferred property without adding it to his estate and, therefore, to defer the combined amount beyond the federal tax exemption. Even if your state does not have inheritance tax or estate tax, there are other reasons for a credit protection trust fund, including: In addition to the obvious opportunities for protecting inheritance tax, an executor or agent needs advice on income tax planning, wealth management and fiduciary management and other financing matters. , such as the allocation of trust assessment real estate to the trust fund. to benefit from a new special use assessment in the estate of surviving spouses. Standard inheritance tax planning involves allocating an estate greater than the existing public or federal allowance between the spouses and executing a trust for each spouse in order to “protect” the first deduction in the estate of the first deceased spouse.