PRENEED TAX – Making Lemonade: the 2008/09 Capital Loss Carry Over

Death Care Law Blog
April 3, 2011

The 2010 calendar year proved a welcomed change for many trust funded preneed programs. The 2008 collapse of the home mortgage market triggered a melt down of bonds that lingered well into 2009. The press provided extensive coverage of how the situation impacted our 401k accounts. Stories about value declines of 25% to 33% were fairly common. But, most preneed trusts suffered a similar experience. Preneed fiduciaries were forced to examine fixed income portfolios for impaired assets, and some mortgage backed securities (long the staple of preneed trusts and endowed care trusts) had to be sold off.

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