Distributable Net Income (DNI) is the lifeblood of the distribution system applicable to trusts and estates. This session will begin by reviewing what DNI is, how it is calculated and why it is important. After reviewing three example of how DNI is calculated we will review how DNI is allocated between the trust/estate and its beneficiaries, how specific bequests are treated, the operation of the tier system and separate share rule, the Section 643(e) election and how capital gains are treated in the calculation of DNI. We will also discuss how income from pass-through entities owned by a trust/estate are handled for purposes of calculating DNI. This session is designed to give the practitioner a basic to intermediate understanding of the operation of the distribution system of trust and estate and how DNI is reported on the Form 1041 and the Schedule K-1.
Learn the basic concepts in the calculation of DNI.
Learn the rules for including capital gains in DNI.
Learn how to calculate DNI and report it on the Form 1041.