Schedule K-1

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Definition - What does Schedule K-1 mean?

A schedule K-1 is a tax form through which an income tax earner can pass liability for their income to another party, often a beneficiary of this earned income.

Insuranceopedia explains Schedule K-1

The primary purpose of a K-1 form is to allow tax liability to be passed on. They are often used to manage assets for the beneficiaries of a trust since they allow them to circumvent the taxes on the assets.

A trust may file a schedule K-1 tax form for income that the trust earners but which is dispensed to a beneficiary.


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