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You are a separate entity apart from your trust. You would need to pay the expenses out of the trust, to ensure that the expense is deductible.
If you pay the expenses personally, you would put deductions on your personal return and you have mentioned that you don't want the deduction there.
Therefore, you should pay this out of the trust.
Do you have any questions?
In order to pay it directly from the trust I would need to set up a checking account in the IIOT. Is that correct?
Yes, that is correct