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  Volume 14, Number 5, October 2008
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  • What You Should Know About Income Only Trusts
        Lawrence A. Frolik and Shirley B. Whitenack
        p.3                                                                                          +cite        
        An IIOT is an irrevocable trust that can pay income only to the grantor. It cannot pay principal to the grantor under any circumstances. An IIOT can be an effective way to create Medicaid eligibility while giving the grantor more control over the assets than would an outright gift, as well as offering federal income advantages.
  • The Taxation Of Nonresident Aliens
        Sanford H. Goldberg
        p.11                                                                                        +cite        
        It happens that there are a number of planning opportunities for nonresident aliens, as well as a number of traps, in the Internal Revenue Code.
  • A Primer On Sales To Intentionally Defective Grantor Trusts
        Mark S. Poker
        p.39                                                                                        +cite        
        This outline provides an overview of the tax treatment, structure, and use of intentionally defective grantor trusts ("IDGTs") with a particular focus on the benefits and risks associated with implementing IDGTs. The outline also compares IDGTs to grantor retained annuity trusts ("GRATs") and addresses the economic impact of various IDGT designs.