TAX RETURNS/FINANCIAL REPORTS
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 Baker Tilly to prepare its annual returns as the accounting firm currently prepares and maintains the tax returns of GWG Holdings, Inc. Baker Tilly will prepare the 2023 tax return from January 1, 2023 through the Effective Date of 8/1/2023 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.