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simple trust

n. a trust which requires that all income be distributed each year and not accumulated. (See: trust)

SIMPLE TRUST. A simple trust corresponds with the ancient use, and is where property is simply vested in one person for the use of another, and the nature of the trust, not being qualified by the settler, is left to the construction of law. It differs from a special trust. (q.v.) 2 Bouv. Inst. n. 1896.

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Since 2003, the IRS has allowed certain foreign partnerships, foreign simple trusts, and foreign grantor trusts to become WPs/WTs and take over chapter 3 and chapter 61 reporting/ withholding with respect to certain partners/beneficiaries.
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See Exhibit 1 for a summary of the rules for simple trusts.
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These changes will affect all simple trusts, all complex trusts using trust income as a benchmark, and all qualified terminable interest property (QTIP) marital deduction trusts (1) in states that have adopted versions of the UPIA or (2) governed by the terms of a document that contains a power to adjust or a unitrust amount: They will also affect any charitable remainder unitrust (CRUT) in a state that has adopted a default unitrust definition of income (such as the New York proposal, before its recent amendment).
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