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Testamentary trust

A trust created by a will, that is scheduled to occur after the maker's death.

Testamentary Trust

A trust created in a will. A testamentary trust is considered part of an estate and is therefore subject to estate taxes, if any. However, a testamentary trust is useful if the deceased has minor children whose assets need to be managed before they reach maturity. The trustee of the testamentary trust does this on behalf of the estate.

testamentary trust

A trust created by a person's will, thereby not effective until the death of the testator. Testamentary trusts are used chiefly by wealthy individuals who are concerned about their beneficiaries' ability to administer large amounts of assets.

testamentary trust

A trust created by one's last will and testament.

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A testamentary trust technically doesn't come into existence until the client's death.
To illustrate these issues, consider a typical trust formed under a will for an heir, for example, a parent's will setting up a testamentary trust for a child.
Illinois and Pennsylvania will tax the fiduciary income of a trust if the sole connection to the trust is a resident testator in the case of a testamentary trust, or a resident settlor in the case of a living trust.
Total Affluent: Households with $100,000 + income and/or net worth of $500,000, excluding principal residence Any Trust Account 36% Revocable Living Trust 21% Testamentary Trust 15% Insurance-Funded Trust 8% Charitable Trust 5% Other Trusts 8% Custody Account 5% Wealth: Households with $1 million+ in investible assets Any Trust Account 59% Revocable Living Trust 37% Testamentary Trust 7% Insurance-Funded Trust 17% Charitable Trust 9% Other Trusts 15% Custody Account 9% Source: Spectrem Group, 1999
Among other things, the proposals would subject testamentary trusts to tax at a flat rate equal to the top rate of combined federal and provincial tax for individuals.
Nikko will handle testamentary trusts and inherited property management for its customers on behalf of the trust bank.
You can use testamentary trusts to isolate funds for your children from a first marriage.
This prohibition can be a trap, particularly in the case of testamentary trusts designed to shelter the unified credit amount in an estate.
Spouses can leave their assets to each other and use the exclusion remaining from the first spouse on the second estate, without needing to create testamentary trusts for the surviving spouse.
In addition, regulations on qualified Subchapter S trust (QSST) elections for testamentary trusts were finalized.
These trusts, which are designed to take advantage of the marital deduction for spousal transfers of property, may be structured as living or testamentary trusts.