Suppose a resident of New Jersey creates an irrevocable inter vivos trust.' The settlor subsequently dies while a resident of New Jersey. Pursuant to the terms of her will, which is probated in New Jersey, her entire estate is paid to the trust. After a few years, one of the two trustees is a New York resident, the other is a resident of Connecticut. The trust's assets, intangibles such as stock in Delaware corporations, are held by the New York trustee in New York. All of the income beneficiaries of the trust reside in New York or Connecticut.2
Question: To what state, if any, must the trust pay income tax?
Fogel, Bradley E.S. What Have You Done For Me Lately? Constitutional Limitations on State Taxation of Trusts. University of Richmond Law Review, vol. 32, no. 1, 1997.