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The 2017 Florida Statutes

Title XLII
ESTATES AND TRUSTS
Chapter 738
PRINCIPAL AND INCOME
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F.S. 738.606
738.606 Property not productive of income.
1(1) If a marital deduction under the Internal Revenue Code or comparable law of any state is allowed for all or part of a trust, or if assets are transferred to a trust that satisfies the requirements of s. 732.2025(2)(a) and (c), and such assets have been used in whole or in part to satisfy an election by a surviving spouse under s. 732.2125 and consist of property that, in the aggregate, does not provide the spouse with sufficient income from or use of the trust assets, and if amounts the trustee transfers from principal to income under s. 738.104 and distributes to the spouse from principal pursuant to the terms of the trust are insufficient to provide the spouse with the beneficial enjoyment required to obtain the marital deduction, even though, in the case of an elective share trust, a marital deduction is not made or is only partially made, the spouse may require the trustee of such marital trust or elective share trust to make property productive of income, convert property within a reasonable time, or exercise the power conferred by ss. 738.104 and 738.1041. The trustee may decide which action or combination of actions to take.
(2) In cases not governed by subsection (1), proceeds from the sale or other disposition of an asset are principal without regard to the amount of income the asset produces during any accounting period.
History.s. 1, ch. 2002-42; s. 24, ch. 2012-49; s. 12, ch. 2017-121.
1Note.Section 13, ch. 2017-121, provides that “[e]xcept as otherwise provided in this act, the amendments made by this act apply to decedents whose death occurred on or after July 1, 2017.”