Code of the District of Columbia

§ 47–1809.05. Tax on estates and trusts — Net income.

The net income of the estate or trust shall be computed in the same manner and on the same basis as in the case of an individual, except as to the personal exemptions and credits for dependents, and except that:

(1) There shall be allowed as an additional deduction in computing the net income of the estate or trust the amount of the income of the estate or trust for its taxable year which is to be distributed currently by the fiduciary to the beneficiaries, and the amount of the income collected by a guardian of an infant which is to be held or distributed as the court may direct, but the amount so allowed as a deduction shall be included in computing the net income of the beneficiaries whether distributed to them or not. Any amount allowed as a deduction under this paragraph shall not be allowed as a deduction under paragraph (2) of this section in the same or any succeeding taxable year;

(2) In the case of income received by estates of deceased persons during the period of administration or settlement of the estate, and in the case of income which, in the discretion of the fiduciary, may be either distributed to the beneficiary or accumulated, there shall be allowed as an additional deduction in computing the net income of the estate or trust the amount of the income of the estate or trust for its taxable year, which is properly paid or credited during such year to any legatee, heir, or beneficiary, but the amount so allowed as a deduction shall be included in computing the net income of the legatee, heir, or beneficiary;

(3) There shall be allowed as a deduction, in lieu of a charitable contribution, any part of the gross income, without limitation, which, pursuant to the terms of the will or deed creating a trust, is during the taxable year paid or permanently set aside for the purposes and in the manner provided in the governing instrument creating the trust;

(4) There shall be allowed to an estate the same exemption as is allowed residents under the provisions of § 47-1806.02(a); and

(5) There shall be allowed to a trust a credit against net income of $100.


(July 16, 1947, 61 Stat. 347, ch. 258, art. I, title IX, § 5; May 27, 1949, 63 Stat. 132, ch. 146, title IV, § 415; June 11, 1982, D.C. Law 4-118, § 114, 29 DCR 1770; enacted, Apr. 9, 1997, D.C. Law 11-254, § 2, 44 DCR 1575.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 47-1809.5.

1973 Ed., § 47-1577d.

Section References

This section is referenced in § 47-1809.06.