What happens to my living trust if I move to canada from the us?

Viktoriya S. ∙ August 26, 2019

Moving to Canada and continuing to hold a U.S. Revocable Living Trust might present some tax issues in the future. Especially, if you move to Canada on a permanent basis. I strongly recommend you contact an estate planning attorney familiar with Canadian tax law in order to make a decision about keeping your Living Trust in the U.S. or dissolving it.
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Viktoriya S. ∙ 2019-08-26T21:59:39-04:00

I would get a consultation on Canadian law first, and how it will treat your U.S. Living Trust if you create one. Then, I suggest you to schedule a consultation with you Legal Zoom provider law firm to discuss the necessity of the Living trust for your family in the U.S. for the next 2-4 years. Your situation might involve some personal details. Also, the U.S. Living Trust will be legal, when you cross the border, but the tax treatment might not be the best for you in Canada when you keep U.S. Living Trust. Therefore, you will need to create a new Living Trust in Canada. The main concern is Canadian tax law.

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