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Using BDOTs for Optimal Asset Protection And Income Tax Minimization

The best of both worlds.

The 10-year rule, applicable to most trusts that will receive retirement benefits after passage of the Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement Act (SECURE Act), presents a dilemma for non-Roth individual retirement accounts. For the vast majority of beneficiaries whose income level doesn’t rise to the top income tax bracket, leaving such assets in trust may double or triple the income tax due to trapping the income into highly compressed trust income tax brackets.  

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