Can a DST Ease the Financial Strain of a Divorce? | Reefpoint

Can a DST Ease the Financial Strain of a Divorce?

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.

The Core Team of Professionals That Create and Manage DSTs | Reef Point

The Core Team of Professionals That Create and Manage DSTs

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.

Establishing Charitable Trusts in Estate Plans - Part 2 — Strategic Solutions | ReefPoint LLC

Establishing Charitable Trusts in Estate Plans: Part 2 — Strategic Solutions

In Part 1, Charles and Maddie’s story illustrated how life and politics can make a father’s desire to provide for his daughter much harder than it should be. While not ultra-wealthy by any standard, Charles has enough retirement savings that he should be able to structure supplemental income for Maddie for many years should he succumb to heart disease complications or any other premature death.

Establishing Charitable Trusts in Estate Plans: Part 1 — Case Study | Reef Point

Establishing Charitable Trusts in Estate Plans: Part 1 — Case Study

If your estate is worth $1 million or more, minimizing the cut you will have to give to the IRS upon your death is likely a big component of your planning. In this two-part post, we will discuss the effect that incorporating a charitable trust has on your overall estate plan. This strategy could provide a stable, protected and higher source of income for your survivors than passing your assets to them in your will.

Use a Deferred Sales Trust to Work Around 1031 Exchange Limitations | Reef Point, LLC

Use a Deferred Sales Trust to Work Around 1031 Exchange Limitations

An IRS 1031 exchange is a fantastic tool for an investor to transfer a real estate asset into another without recognizing a taxable capital gain. However, there are limitations of its use and strict rules governing its use: like-kind limitations, time windows and asset type restrictions. If you wish to diversify your real estate asset into other investments or if your asset is not real property to begin with, then you need a 1031 exchange alternative like a Deferred Sales Trust.