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Basis Planning in the Usufruct and Bare Ownership Context

Volume 4 No 3    /    Read Article

By Fanny Karaman and Beate Erwin

Concepts of usufruct and bare legal ownership are widely used estate planning tools by parents resident in civil law jurisdictions in Europe. However, when the next generation is resident in a common law jurisdiction such as the U.S., the results are not always pretty. Fanny Karaman and Beate Erwin examine the tax consequences for the U.S. children and the steps available to the European parents that may limit adverse tax consequences in the U.S.   See more →