We’re (Wyoming’s) Number 3!

According to WealthManagement.com, that is:

Because Wyoming has no additional estate or income taxes, it’s an ideal place to set up a trust. There are more than 28 trusts per 1,000 households, the eighth most in the study. On average, these trusts have an income of $145,651. Trusts in Wyoming are also able to deduct a large amount of taxes. The average trust in Wyoming has deductions worth $73,100, the fifth-highest amount in our study.

Wyoming attorney Amy M. Staehr, Wyoming is actually number 1. A look at the table of contents to her article The Discovered Country: Wyoming’s Primacy as a Trust Situs Jurisdiction, will give you an idea of why she makes that claim (page numbers omitted):

I. INTRODUCTION
II. FROM 2011 TO THE PRESENT—UPDATES, ADDITIONS, AND
MODIFICATIONS TO WYOMING TRUST LEGISLATION
A. Background
B. Ultra Tax Friendly
C. Enhanced Trust Privacy
               1. Court Privacy
               2. Narrower Definitions of Certain Interested Parties
                          a. “Qualified Beneficiary” 
                          b. “Interested Person”
D. Modern Trust Laws 
               1. Statutory Trust Decanting
               2. Trustee’s Insurable Interest 
               3. Tenancy by the Entirety Protection 
                4. Perpetual Noncharitable Purpose Trusts
                5. Premortem Trust Contests
E. Private Family Trust Companies
F. Asset Protection
               1. Wyoming Qualified Spendthrift Trusts 
               2. Discretionary Asset Protection Trusts
               3. Wyoming Limited Liability Companies
                             a. Privacy
                             b. Veil Piercing
III. CONCLUSION 

So go (set your trust up in) Wyoming!

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