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WHY A WYOMING TRUST?

The state of Wyoming has a well-deserved reputation as an excellent place to form a new trust or move an existing trust. In addition to innovative and flexible trust laws, the state has a very low tax burden, is rated in the top tier of fiscally sound state governments, has a pro-business legislature, and has very business-friendly regulations. Studies have consistently ranked Wyoming among the most favorable trust jurisdictions and it is also one of the most business-friendly jurisdictions in the nation.

  • No state tax (income, estate, capital gains, corporate or gift)

  • Innovative and flexible trust laws

  • Strong privacy laws, including no trust registration requirements

  • No transfer tax for 1,000 years

  • Easy trust reformation

  • Responsive legislature

  • Fast and efficient court system

An enhanced version of the uniform trust code allows:

  • Directed trusts (view PDF)

  • Trust protectors, trust advisors, and special purpose entities

  • Purpose trusts

  • Prudent investor standard

  • Non-judicial settlement agreements

  • Flexible trust modification and reformation​​

  • Statutory decanting

  • Enhanced virtual representation

  • Self-settled discretionary trusts

  • Narrow exceptions to qualified transfers

  • Expanded settlor’s rights for qualified spendthrift trusts

Jackson Hole Trust Company

185 W. Broadway, Suite 101
P.O. Box 1150
Jackson, Wyoming 83001

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Aaron Sones

310-386-3606

FISCALLY SOUND, BUSINESS FRIENDLY

The state of Wyoming has a well-deserved reputation as an excellent place to form a new trust or migrate an existing trust. In addition to innovative and flexible trust laws, the state has a very low tax burden, is rated in the top tier of fiscally sound state governments, has a pro-business legislature, and has very reasonable, business-friendly regulations. Studies have consistently ranked Wyoming among the most favorable trust jurisdictions and it is also one of the most business-friendly jurisdictions in the nation:

  • AAA Credit Rating (Standard and Poor’s)

  • One of the Lowest State/Local Tax Burdens in the Country (Wallet Hub)

  • #1 Best Business Climate (Tax Foundation)

  • #2 Best Run State in the U.S. (24/7 Wall Street)