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Grantor trust

A mechanism of issuing MBS wherein the mortgages' collateral is deposited with a trustee under a custodial or trust agreement.
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Grantor Trust

A trust where the grantor retains usufruct of the assets in the trust. That is, the grantor may continue to use the assets she has placed into the trust even after ceding technical ownership. A grantor trust is usually considered part of the grantor's estate when the grantor dies and, as such, can be subject to the estate tax.
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Grantor trust.

An exchange traded fund (ETF) may be structured as a grantor trust. Such a trust holds a fixed portfolio of assets and issues shares based on the value of those assets.

Shares in grantor trust ETFs are traded on the stock market throughout the day as other ETFs are. But unlike ETFs that are structured as investment company funds or unit investment trusts (UITs), grantor trusts aren't securities, don't track an index, and aren't rebalanced from time to time.

Grantor trusts may own commodities -- such as gold or a currency -- or a portfolio of securities.

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A trust may distribute income to the individual/settlor's spouse, or hold or accumulate it for future distribution to the settlor's spouse, all subject to the required consent of an adverse party, and not be characterized as a grantor trust [Internal Revenue Code section 672(a)], An adverse party is a person having a substantial beneficial interest in the trust who would be adversely affected by the exercise or nonexercise of the power; this might include trust beneficiaries, such as an adult child.
A "simple" trust u one dial's not a grantor trust and provisions of which require that all trust accounting income received during the year be distributed to its beneficiaries annually, In addition, the trust is prohibited from mailing any distribution of trust assets (corpus) or charitable contributions.
If the QPRT remains a grantor trust after the initial trust term or distributes the residence to another trust that is a grantor trust with respect to the QPRT donor, then the income tax issues are greatly simplified.
The grantor trust rules under subchapter J rely, for the most part, upon powers retained by the grantor when approval is required of the grantor or a nonadverse party.
Unlike a "grantor trust," the income of which is reported by the trust's creator for federal income tax purposes, a non-grantor trust is taxed as a separate entity for federal income tax purposes.
Moreover, if the new ILIT is a grantor trust while the existing ILIT is not, the sale of a policy insuring the grantor's life to the new ILIT does not trigger the transfer-for-value rule because of the exception to that rule for transfers to the insured.
However, there are two exceptions to this rule: (1) with respect to any taxable year ending before the date that is 2 years after the decedent's death, trusts owned by the decedent (under the grantor trust rules) and to which the residue of the decedent's estate will pass under his will need not file estimated tax (if no will is admitted to probate, this rule will apply to a trust which is primarily responsible for paying taxes, debts and administration expenses); and (2) charitable trusts (as defined in IRC Section 511) and private foundations are not required to file estimated tax.
Because the grantor has relinquished rights to the property, the transfer is subject to gift tax; income tax on the income from the trust property is paid either by the trustee for the trust or by the beneficiaries (unless the trust is a grantor trust); and the property is not pulled back into the grantor's estate.
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A grantor trust is so called because it is created during the grantor's lifetime.
* Qualified Subchapter S Trusts (QSSTs) which are allowable for a term of years or for the duration of one or more life estates.(10) A QSST is a grantor trust with respect to the current income beneficiary via Section 678.
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