In the News


Keep Trusts Offshore?

  • picture of Stephen K. Vetter
    Stephen K. Vetter

During the late 1990s, U.S. tax law became increasingly hostile to off-shore trusts that benefit U.S. taxpayers. Tax compliance and planning became much more difficult for non-grantor trusts—and new rules put more offshore trusts in the non-grantor category if they were established by a non-U.S. grantor. As a result, many trusts established by multi-national families in trust-friendly tax havens for the benefit of their U.S. family members have since migrated to the United States. December 2003. Download