Trust financial statements and the financial reporting requirements of trusts are very similar to the financial statements and financial reporting requirement of other income producing entities. The only difference generally comes in the accounting for the beneficiaries.
This can be tricky because in many instances, the beneficiaries are receiving benefits that are difficult to quantify. What if the beneficiary is living in a house or an apartment rent free? What if they have use of an income producing asset such as a farm, or their business is in a strip mall which is owned by the trust where they are not required to pay a rent? These situations are quite common.
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