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@sjrcpa "A complex trust may distribute income, too. It is just not required to."

And when it does, the income flows through to the beneficiaries.  You and I both know that, but someone really wants to pretend that it's taxable to the trust/estate at a higher rate.  

1041's are obscenely easy to prepare.  People are just scared away because "fiduciary" sounds so foreign, like "corona."  The difficult part is helping clients with post-mortem tax planning.  When to make distributions?  What fiscal year to choose?  It doesn't take much time to learn, but it requires a willing student.