Rules adopt proposed regulations without change
Treasury has published final regulations addressing the taxation of certain electing small business trusts (ESBTs) that have nonresident aliens as potential current beneficiaries. The final regulations adopted without change proposed regulations that Treasury issued April 17 – see original alert.
The regulations require in situations where a nonresident alien is a deemed owner of a grantor trust, and the trust makes an ESBT election, that the trust rather than the deemed owner be subject to tax on the S corporation income. The final regulations apply to all ESBTs after Dec. 31, 2017.