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Usufruct, Bare Ownership, and U.S. Estate Tax: An Unlucky Trio

Volume 3 No 8    /    Read Article

By Alev Fanny Karaman and Stanley C. Ruchelman

Splitting ownership into usufruct and bare ownership is a common estate planning technique in several civil law countries. However, this planning technique may have adverse tax consequences when the holder of the bare legal title resides in the U.S. Fanny Karaman and Stanley C. Ruchelman explain the civil law inheritance tax benefits and the pitfalls that are encountered in the U.S.    See more →