Financial Planning, Wealth & Tax Advisory

Credit Shelter Trust

Prior to the enactment of the Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization and Job Creation Act of 2010 (the 2010 Tax Act), a married couple generally needed to implement a credit shelter trust and, in non-community property states, divide their assets evenly between them, so that they could fully use both spouse’s estate tax applicable exclusion amount (also referred to as an exemption).