The Deferred Sales Trust is a tax strategy that uses the proceeds from the sale of virtually any asset to establish a trust held by a certified, third-party Deferred Sales Trustee. Read about two scenarios with varying degrees of post-divorce capital gain realization where the Deferred Sales Trust tax strategy would have been useful.
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Most Americans have realized good appreciation in their home values from 2008 – 2018. With an IRS exclusion of $250,000 per person and $500,000 per couple, they can realize a handsome profit after two or more years of owning and residing in that home.
There is rarely a single person behind any wealth management strategy, and a Deferred Sales Trust is no different.
A DST has two beneficial uses: First, it allows you to structure an asset sale to defer the capital gains tax payments indefinitely. Second, it provides a vehicle for you to invest the full proceeds to best suit your financial and lifestyle objectives.