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Income Beneficiary

Income Beneficiary Definition

An income beneficiary is someone who receives income from a trust. The payment may distribute by the terms of the trust. Also, these can go to the beneficiary under the wishes of the person who created the trust. An income beneficiary typically has a right to receive payments for their life and may also have a right to receive payments for a certain number of years after the death of the person who created the trust.

Beneficiary Meaning

A beneficiary receives money or property from a trust, will, or estate. The person who created the trust or will select the beneficiary or the terms of the document may determine the beneficiary. Usually, a beneficiary named in a will or trust might receive payment from the estate after the death of the person who created it. However, a beneficiary can also be an organization, such as a charity named in a document and designated to receive payments.

What is income in a trust?

The income that a beneficiary receives from a trust can come from a variety of different sources. The most common type of income is interest, but a trust may also generate income from dividends, rent payments, or royalty payments. Understanding the sources of the trust’s income is essential to determine the amount of income a beneficiary will receive.

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