Q: Did Trustee and Lawyer violate IRS rules for Irrevocable Trust? Please explain violations and proper procedure.
Lawyer for Trustee, took possession of funds from Buyers' of Trust real estate in name as Trustee. Deposited the funds that were property of the Irrevocable Trust, into lawyer's IOLTA account, then disbursed funds from IOLTA account to Trust beneficiaries to settle and close the Trust.
A: Why are you concerned about the IRS? If you are beneficiary, the trust distributions should have already had tax paid on them before you got the property. You are not the fiduciary or trustee. The execution of a trust can occur in many ways, and it sounds like it was simply rendered nonexistent by distribution of the corpus. But did the trust terms authorize the trustee to do this? Read the Trust.
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