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8 LONG TITLE
9 General Description:
10 This bill makes updates to the Uniform Principal and Income Act.
11 Highlighted Provisions:
12 This bill:
13 . clarifies the allocation of payments to trustees over a fixed number of years;
14 . defines what is considered a separate fund;
15 . allows for special consideration of trusts which qualify for a marital deduction;
16 . specifies where taxes the trustee must pay shall be paid from according to the source
17 of the funds on which the taxes are being paid; and
18 . has retroactive effect under specific conditions.
19 Monies Appropriated in this Bill:
21 Other Special Clauses:
23 Utah Code Sections Affected:
25 22-3-409, as enacted by Laws of Utah 2004, Chapter 285
26 22-3-505, as enacted by Laws of Utah 2004, Chapter 285
28 22-3-604, Utah Code Annotated 1953
30 Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
31 Section 1. Section 22-3-409 is amended to read:
32 22-3-409. Receipts normally apportioned -- Deferred compensation, annuities,
33 and similar payments.
34 (1) [
35 (a) "Payment" means a payment that a trustee may receive over a fixed number of
36 years or during the life of one or more individuals because of services rendered or property
37 transferred to the payer in exchange for future payments. The term includes a payment made in
38 money or property from the payer's general assets or from a separate fund created by the payer[
40 payment from a separate fund, regardless of the reason for the payment.
41 (b) "Separate fund" includes a private or commercial annuity, an individual retirement
42 account, and a pension, profit-sharing, stock-bonus, or stock-ownership plan.
43 (2) To the extent that a payment is characterized as interest [
44 payment made in lieu of interest or a dividend, a trustee shall allocate [
45 income. The trustee shall allocate to principal the balance of the payment and any other
46 payment received in the same accounting period that is not characterized as interest, a dividend,
47 or an equivalent payment.
48 (3) If no part of a payment is characterized as interest, a dividend, or an equivalent
49 payment, and all or part of the payment is required to be made, a trustee shall allocate to
50 income 10% of the part that is required to be made during the accounting period and the
51 balance to principal. If no part of a payment is required to be made or the payment received is
52 the entire amount to which the trustee is entitled, the trustee shall allocate the entire payment to
53 principal. For purposes of this Subsection (3), a payment is not "required to be made" to the
54 extent that it is made because the trustee exercises a right of withdrawal.
58 (4) Except as otherwise provided in Subsection (5), Subsections (6) and (7) apply, and
59 Subsections (2) and (3) do not apply, in determining the allocation of a payment made from a
60 separate fund to:
61 (a) a trust to which an election to qualify for a marital deduction under Section
62 2056(b)(7) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 has been made; or
63 (b) a trust that qualifies for the marital deduction under Section 2056(b)(5) of the
64 Internal Revenue Code of 1986.
65 (5) Subsections (4), (6), and (7) do not apply if and to the extent that the series of
66 payments would, without the application of Subsection (4), qualify for the marital deduction
67 under Section 2056(b)(7)(C) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986.
68 (6) A trustee shall determine the internal income of each separate fund for the
69 accounting period as if the separate fund were a trust subject to this chapter. Upon request of
70 the surviving spouse, the trustee shall demand of the person administering the separate fund
71 that this internal income be distributed to the trust. The trustee shall allocate a payment from
72 the separate fund to income to the extent of the internal income of the separate fund and
73 distribute that amount to the surviving spouse. The trustee shall allocate the balance to
74 principal. Upon request of the surviving spouse, the trustee shall allocate principal to income
75 to the extent the internal income of the separate fund exceeds payments made from the separate
76 fund to the trust during the accounting period.
77 (7) If a trustee cannot determine the internal income of a separate fund but can
78 determine the value of the separate fund, the internal income of the separate fund is considered
79 to equal 4% of the fund's value, according to the most recent statement of value preceding the
80 beginning of the accounting period. If the trustee can determine neither the internal income of
81 the separate fund nor the fund's value, the internal income of the fund is considered to equal the
82 product of the interest rate and the present value of the expected future payments, as
83 determined under Section 7520 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 for the month preceding
84 the accounting period for which the computation is made.
86 22-3-410 applies.
87 Section 2. Section 22-3-505 is amended to read:
88 22-3-505. Income taxes.
89 (1) A tax required to be paid by a trustee based on receipts allocated to income must be
90 paid from income.
91 (2) A tax required to be paid by a trustee based on receipts allocated to principal must
92 be paid from principal, even if the tax is called an income tax by the taxing authority.
93 (3) A tax required to be paid by a trustee on the trust's share of an entity's taxable
94 income must be paid [
95 (a) from income to the extent that receipts from the entity are allocated only to income;
97 (b) from principal to the extent that[
98 principal; [
104 (c) proportionately from principal and income to the extent that receipts from the entity
105 are allocated to both income and principal; and
106 (d) from principal to the extent that the tax exceeds the total receipts from the entity.
107 (4) After applying Subsections (1) through (3), the trustee shall adjust income or
108 principal receipts to the extent that the trust's taxes are reduced because the trust receives a
109 deduction for payments made to a beneficiary.
110 Section 3. Section 22-3-604 is enacted to read:
111 22-3-604. Transitional provisions.
112 Section 22-3-409 applies to a trust described in Subsection 22-3-409 (4) as follows:
113 (1) If the trust is not funded as of May 3, 2004, then Section 22-3-409 applies to the
114 trust on the date of the decedent's death.
115 (2) If the trust is initially funded in the calendar year beginning January 1, 2004, then
116 Section 22-3-409 applies to the trust on the date of the decedent's death.
117 (3) If the trust is not described in Subsection (1) or (2), then Section 22-3-409 applies
118 to the trust as of January 1, 2009.
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as of 12-31-08 9:49 AM