Taxes and trusts explained

Taxes and Trusts Explained

Do you wish you could get the relationship between taxes and trusts explained? We’re here to help. There are a number situations in which taxation of trusts can be confusing: You set up a revocable living trust. Do you have to file a tax return? Your trust became irrevocable — perhaps because of the death…

Fiduciary fees

Fiduciary Fees — Can You Charge, and How?

When someone acts as fiduciary — as trustee, personal representative, conservator or agent under a durable power of attorney, they might want to charge for their work. How do they set their fiduciary fees, and what are the rules? In this podcast episode, we discuss fiduciary fees, and what you might reasonably expect. Necessarily we…

Surcharge against trustee

Surcharge Against Trustee for Benefiting Self

VOLUME 24 NUMBER 13 We see problems of trustees misbehaving all too often. Frequently those misbehaviors start from small decisions and are magnified over time. A trustee can be “surcharged” for actions benefiting the trustee at the expense of the trust. That can mean penalties as serious as forfeiture of all rights to receive benefits…