The Trust is required to file an annual Tax Return based on the fiscal calendar year. In this instance, the tax period will run from the Effective Date of the confirmed plan through December 31, 2023.  The Trust has employed CohnReznick LLP to prepare its annual returns. Baker Tilly will prepare the 2023 tax return from January 1, 2023 through the Effective Date of August 1, 2023 for GWG Holdings, Inc.

GWG Wind Down Trust is recognized by the IRS as a grantor trust.  A grantor trust does not pay federal or state income tax. Instead, any tax liability is passed through to the WDT Interest Holders who are beneficiaries of the trust.  You should contact your accountant for any tax consequences to your individual tax return.

In order to certify your interest in the Trust, the Trust must have a completed and signed W-9 form. If you had previously provided this information to GWG Holdings, Inc., then the records have been provided to Computershare. If your interests are held through a broker or custodian, then your signed W-9 form should be on record with the broker or custodian. If you have not provided the W-9, please click here, complete the form online or download and print, and remit to Computershare so that your record is complete. However, all non-resident aliens (Interest Holders from a foreign country) must complete a W-8BEN which can be accessed through this Computershare link.

On April 2, 2024 the Wind Down Trust completed a mailing of Substitute Grantor Letters to interest holders whose interests are held at Computershare. Included in the Substitute Grantor Letters are individual interest holders pro-rate share of the Wind Down Trust’s income and expenses for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2023.

For Interest holders whose interests are held in brokerage accounts the Wind Down Trust has uploaded the same Income and Expense data to various tax reporting portals so that brokers representing interest holders may obtain and report that date back to the individual interest holders.

Tax Returns/Financial Reports