Posted by Jeremy Swanson
On July 19, 2016

Does Putting Property Into A Trust Change My Tax Liabilities?

Putting property into a trust does NOT change your tax liabilities. Any income from property in the trust (such as rents from houses, profits from stock shares, or other income) will be taxed on your personal taxes just like it was before you created the trust and put the property into it.

Additionally, your property tax will not be re-assessed or increased when you transfer houses or land into the trust because California has an exemption to reassessment for property moved into a personal or family trust. You can expect no changes in your tax status from creating a trust and placing property in the trust.

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