Let's say that a person is a full time student under 24 and the beneficiary of a trust. Do the trust payments count as self support for tax purposes? Can you provide a source for your answer?

EDIT: The question is if this counts as support as described by the rules for whether one qualifies as a dependent.


The distribution of corpus (principal) is not taxed, the K-1 would reflect pass through taxable items such as dividends or capital gains looking no different on the kid's 1040 than if he owned the stocks. I've handled trusts and the K-1 reporting for 10 years. This is how it is.

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