Tax Notes Quotes Beth Kaufman on Recent Tweaks to Grantor Trust Reform
A subtle but significant change to the grantor trust reforms contemplated by House Democrats has estate planners scrambling to undo advice from just a week ago.
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A footnote further explains that a technical correction to the draft language might be needed to reflect that intent.
The House report is signaling that the updated version of the provision would “catch all post-effective-date sales and exchanges,” Beth Shapiro Kaufman of Caplin & Drysdale told Tax Notes. For now, the statutory language marked up by the Ways and Means Committee states only that it would apply to post-effective-date trusts or post-effective-date contributions to old trusts, she explained.
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