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This is a Trust relatd question. When the surviving spouse/Trustee

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This is a Trust relatd question.
When the surviving spouse/Trustee of B trust dies, who pays income tax on Trust's income such as interest, dividend or capital gains for the final year ? The Trust or the beneficiaries?
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Dean
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Tax
Expert:  Stephen G. replied 4 years ago.
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Since in the final year of the trust, the income is distributed to the beneficiaries, the trust issues K-1s to the beneficiaries for the net income of the trust & the beneficiaries pay the tax.

Also, if there was a capital loss carryforward, it would be passed on to the beneficiaries in the final year of the trust.
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Expert:  Stephen G. replied 4 years ago.
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