Income tax planning has become more important than ever because of increased estate tax exemption amounts and generally higher state and federal income tax rates. One tax imposed by a number of states is on the income of trusts known as “resident trusts.” Generally, these long-arm statutes impose a tax on a trust’s income solely because of the state of residence of the grantor or a beneficiary of the trust, regardless of any other nexus of the trust to that state.
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