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EINs and Trusts #estateplanning #estatetaxes #irrevocabletrusts #taxpayerid #trusts May 24, 2022

This question keeps coming up... "Does a trust need a separate taxpayer identification number?" It depends. In general...

* Revocable Living Trusts do not need an EIN/Taxpayer ID if the Trustor(s) are still alive

* Irrevocable Trusts generall DO need a separate EIN

* Hybrid Irrevocable...

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