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Issue 3. Trusts

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Description of the issue
The SNA recommends that trusts be treated as quasicorporations. In some cases, though, when one is used in effect as an SPE for a corporation, it is not considered to be a separate institutional unit but is merged with its parent, so long as they are both resident in the same economy.

No detailed description of trusts is given, though some may be owned by households and NPIs as well as by corporations. Further clarification on the nature of trusts and when their assets should be treated as belonging to separate units and when merged with the assets of their owners would be helpful.
Discussions on the issue
The issue still needs to be addressed.

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