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- Alaska Statutes.
- Title 13. Decedents' Estates, Guardianships, Transfers, and Trusts.
- Chapter 38. Principal and Income of Trusts
- Section 380. Prohibited Conversions; Exception.
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AS 13.38.380. Prohibited Conversions; Exception.
- (a) A trustee may not convert a trust into a unitrust if
- (1) payment of the unitrust distribution would change the amount payable to a beneficiary as a fixed annuity or a fixed
fraction of the value of the trust assets;
- (2) the unitrust distribution would be made from an amount that is permanently set aside for charitable purposes under the
governing instrument and for which a federal estate or gift tax deduction has been taken;
- (3) possessing or exercising the power to convert would cause an individual to be treated as the owner of all or part of
the trust for federal income tax purposes, and the individual would not be treated as the owner if the trustee did not
possess the power to convert;
- (4) possessing or exercising the power to convert would cause all or part of the trust assets to be subject to federal
estate or gift tax with respect to an individual, and the assets would not be subject to federal estate or gift tax
with respect to the individual if the trustee did not possess the power to convert;
- (5) the conversion would result in the disallowance of a federal estate tax or gift tax marital deduction that would be
allowed if the trustee did not have the power to convert; or
- (6) the trustee is a beneficiary of the trust.
- (b) Notwithstanding (a)(2) of this section, a trustee may elect to convert a trust to a unitrust if both the income and
principal of the trust being converted to a unitrust are permanently set aside for charitable purposes and if the
provisions of AS 13.38.440
- 13.38.490 are followed.
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