Directed Trusts, only available in a handful of states across the country, including South Dakota, have drastically changed the trust world by putting control back into the hands of settlors, beneficiaries, and their advisors. Through bifurcating liability, the directed trust model creates a legal framework allowing trustees and beneficiaries to work with asset managers and independent trust […]
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The Insurance Premium Tax is a commonly missed state tax planning opportunity when utilizing insurance, particularly private placement insurance (PPLI). Essentially, the Insurance Premium Tax is a tax that is levied upon insurers, both domestic and foreign, for the privilege of engaging in the business of providing insurance in the state. The tax is passed to […]
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Bridgeford Trust is very proud and honored to announce that we have been named a finalist for WealthManagement.com’s 2018 Industry Awards. WealthManagement.com, considered the leading resource for wealth advisors and planners, is the only awards program of its kind to honor outstanding achievements by companies and organizations that support financial advisor success. The 2018 Industry Awards received a […]
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An Incomplete Non-Grantor Trust (“ING”) is a powerful vehicle, particularly for low cost basis assets with a contemplated future sale, that potentially eliminates state income/capital gain tax while taking advantage of Domestic Asset Protection and other progressive modern trust laws. It is an incomplete gift that never leaves the settlor’s estate, which means there is no gift tax. In addition, […]
On June 1st, Bridgeford Trust will be back in Florida to sponsor STEP Miami’s 9th Annual Summit! The Summit, taking place at the Four Seasons Hotel in Miami, is an excellent opportunity to review the latest issues concerning international private client planning and includes presentations by leading professionals in the area. Last year’s Summit attracted […]
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As an independent, full service trust company with South Dakota Trust powers, Bridgeford Trust Company provides independent, collaborative, and world class multi-family office and third party fiduciary services to domestic and international families.