Accumulation Trust (noun): This is the second kind of trust for retirement assets. It is simply defined as any type of trust that is not a conduit trust. With an accumulation trust, the trustee is not required to immediately distribute withdrawals from the retirement account. Instead the trustee may hold the withdrawals in a trust. As a result, the trust receives asset protection and minimal taxes. The life expectancy of the oldest beneficiary is used to calculate the minimum required distributions for all the beneficiaries.
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