I was recently asked about my thoughts as to the use of an EIN vs. social security number for a revocable trust.
Under Treas. Reg. § 1.671-4: https://www.law.cornell.edu/cfr/text/26/1.671-4, most grantor trusts may use either the grantor’s social security number or a separate employer identification number. Given the choice, most trustees (and their accountants) prefer to use the grantor’s social security number but some trustees (and their accountants) prefer to use a separate employer identification number.
Details as to how to report the income are set forth in the regulations.
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By Fredrick P. Niemann, Esq. of Hanlon Niemann & Wright, a Freehold Township, Monmouth County, NJ Trust Attorney