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IRS Issues 2010 Foreign Trust Statistics As Reported on Forms 3520 & 3520-A.

IRS Issues 2010 Foreign Trust Statistics As Reported on Forms 3520 & 3520-A.

The 2010 foreign trust statistics reported on Forms 3520 and 3520-A show an increasing interest in foreign investment by U.S. taxpayers and the impact of changes made in 1996 to information reporting requirements.

The number of Form 3520 returns reporting foreign trust transactions and certain foreign gifts rose by 104.1 percent, from 7,956 in 2006 to 16,242 in 2010

The number of Form 3520-A foreign “grantor” trust returns rose 84.6 percent, from 3,819 to 7,051.

U.S. “persons” transferred nearly $1.5 billion in assets to foreign trusts in 2010.

In addition, some 7,051 foreign grantor trusts reported total assets of $35.3 billion, distributions of $4.0 billion, and net income of $1.1 billion during this same period.

Finally, in transactions generally separate from foreign trust activity, U.S. persons received gifts or bequests of $7.3 billion from nonresident aliens, foreign estates, foreign corporations, and foreign partnerships during 2010.

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IRS 2010 Foreign Trust Statistics

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