IRS Still Says That Trust's Material Participation Depends on Trustees' Activities

In a new private letter ruling, IRS continues to take the position that trusts materially participate in an activity for purposes of the Code Sec. 469 passive activity loss (PAL) rules only when their trustees participate in the operations of the activity on a regular, continuous, and substantial basis.

Query: Does this mean that you look at the participation of all of a corporate trustee's employees, but not the agent's of an individual trustee?
 

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