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TaxAct supports IRS Form 1041 U.S. Income Tax Return for Estates and Trusts.

Certain types of trusts require filing a special tax form which are filed separately from the Form 1041 return. The following forms will not be supported by TaxAct for the 2020 tax year:

  • Form 1041-N U.S. Income Tax Return for Electing Alaska Native Settlement Trusts (Instructions for Form 1041-N)
  • Form 5227 Split-Interest Trust Information Return for Charitable Remainder Trusts and Pooled Income Funds (PIFs must file both Form 1041 and Form 5227.) (Instructions for Form 5227)
  • Form 1041-QFT U.S. Income Tax Return for Qualified Funeral Trusts
  • Form 1120-SF U.S. Income Tax Return for Settlement Funds (Under Section 468B) (File 1041 if a special election to treat the QSF as a grantor type trust is made.) (Instructions for Form 1120-SF)
  • Widely Held Fixed Investment Trust (WHFITs) report all items of gross income and proceeds on the appropriate Form 1099.

Common Trust Funds maintained by a bank do not file Form 1041; instead, the fund may use the TaxAct 1065 program to file Form 1065, U.S. Return of Partnership Income.

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