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# A creates the Smith Family Trust, appointing unrelated party X as trustee. A’s two children, S...

A creates the Smith Family Trust, appointing unrelated party X as trustee. A’s two children, S and D, are income beneficiaries of the trust and A’s grandchildren are the remainder beneficiaries. The trustee may distribute income or corpus in whatever amount the trustee determines is needed by either S or D for their comfort. The distributions to S and D do not have to be equal. (a) In 2020, the trust receives \$1,000 dividends, \$500 interest, \$200 tax-exempt interest, and \$2,500 capital gains, and pays trustee fees of \$300. The trust distributes nothing to either S or D. Calculate the taxable income of the trust and what amounts, if any, pass through to S and D. (b) Same as above, but the trustee distributed \$1,000 to S and \$1,000 to D. Calculate the taxable income of the trust and what amounts, if any, pass through to S and D.

smith family trust has the following income in 2020.

1.dividend \$1000

2.Interest \$300.

3.Tax free interest \$200.

4.Capital Gain \$2500.

Expenditure incurred by Smith family trust \$300

trust income is defined as income that is earned from investments, including tax-free income, but does not include capital gains

income of Trust =\$1000+\$300+\$200 =\$1500

Part (a) Taxable income of trust= \$1000+\$300+\$2500-\$300 =\$3500

Part(b) if If Trustee distributed \$1000 to S and \$1000 to D

distributable net income =\$3500+\$200-2500

=\$1200

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