As used in this act:
  (a) “Accounting period” means a calendar year unless another 12-month period is selected by a fiduciary. Accounting period includes a portion of a calendar year or other 12-month period that begins when an income interest begins or ends when an income interest ends.

Terms Used In Michigan Laws 555.502

  • Accounting period: means a calendar year unless another 12-month period is selected by a fiduciary. See Michigan Laws 555.502
  • Beneficiary: means , in the case of a decedent's estate, an heir, legatee, or devisee and, in the case of a trust, an income beneficiary or remainder beneficiary. See Michigan Laws 555.502
  • Beneficiary: A person who is entitled to receive the benefits or proceeds of a will, trust, insurance policy, retirement plan, annuity, or other contract. Source: OCC
  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • Decedent: A deceased person.
  • Executor: A male person named in a will to carry out the decedent
  • Fiduciary: means a personal representative or trustee. See Michigan Laws 555.502
  • Fiduciary: A trustee, executor, or administrator.
  • Income: means money or property that a fiduciary receives as current return from a principal asset. See Michigan Laws 555.502
  • Income beneficiary: means a person to whom net income of a trust is or may be payable. See Michigan Laws 555.502
  • Income interest: means the right of an income beneficiary to receive all or part of net income, whether the terms of the trust require it to be distributed or authorize it to be distributed in the trustee's discretion. See Michigan Laws 555.502
  • Legatee: A beneficiary of a decedent
  • Net income: means the total receipts allocated to income during an accounting period minus the disbursements made from income during the period, plus or minus transfers under this act to or from income during the period. See Michigan Laws 555.502
  • Partnership: A voluntary contract between two or more persons to pool some or all of their assets into a business, with the agreement that there will be a proportional sharing of profits and losses.
  • Person: means an individual, corporation, business trust, estate, trust, partnership, limited liability company, association, or joint venture; governmental subdivision, agency, or instrumentality; public corporation; or another legal or commercial entity. See Michigan Laws 555.502
  • Principal: means property held in trust for distribution to a remainder beneficiary when the trust terminates. See Michigan Laws 555.502
  • Remainder: An interest in property that takes effect in the future at a specified time or after the occurrence of some event, such as the death of a life tenant.
  • Remainder beneficiary: means a person entitled to receive principal when an income interest ends. See Michigan Laws 555.502
  • Trustee: includes an original, additional, or successor trustee, whether or not appointed or confirmed by a court. See Michigan Laws 555.502
  • Trustee: A person or institution holding and administering property in trust.
  (b) “Beneficiary” means, in the case of a decedent‘s estate, an heir, legatee, or devisee and, in the case of a trust, an income beneficiary or remainder beneficiary.
  (c) “Fiduciary” means a personal representative or trustee. Fiduciary includes an executor, administrator, successor personal representative, special personal representative, and a person performing substantially the same function as 1 or more of them.
  (d) “Income” means money or property that a fiduciary receives as current return from a principal asset. Income includes a portion of receipts from a sale, exchange, or liquidation of a principal asset, to the extent provided in article 4.
  (e) “Income beneficiary” means a person to whom net income of a trust is or may be payable.
  (f) “Income interest” means the right of an income beneficiary to receive all or part of net income, whether the terms of the trust require it to be distributed or authorize it to be distributed in the trustee‘s discretion.
  (g) “Mandatory income interest” means the right of an income beneficiary to receive net income that the terms of the trust require the fiduciary to distribute.
  (h) “Net income” means the total receipts allocated to income during an accounting period minus the disbursements made from income during the period, plus or minus transfers under this act to or from income during the period.
  (i) “Person” means an individual, corporation, business trust, estate, trust, partnership, limited liability company, association, or joint venture; governmental subdivision, agency, or instrumentality; public corporation; or another legal or commercial entity.
  (j) “Principal” means property held in trust for distribution to a remainder beneficiary when the trust terminates.
  (k) “Remainder beneficiary” means a person entitled to receive principal when an income interest ends.
  (l) “Terms of a trust” means the manifestation of the intent of a settlor or decedent with respect to the trust, expressed in a manner that admits of its proof in a judicial proceeding, whether by written or spoken words or by conduct.
  (m) “Trustee” includes an original, additional, or successor trustee, whether or not appointed or confirmed by a court.