(760 ILCS 60/0.01) (from Ch. 148, par. 50)
Sec. 0.01. Short title. This Act may be cited as the Charitable Trust Tax Law Conformance Act.
(Source: P.A. 86-1324.)
(760 ILCS 60/1) (from Ch. 148, par. 51)
Sec. 1. Charitable trusts-Federal tax laws. (1) Notwithstanding any provision to the contrary in the governing instrument or under any other law of this State and except as otherwise provided by court order entered after June 8, 1971, the trustee of a trust, whenever created, which is or is treated as a private foundation or a split-interest trust as defined in Sections 509 and 4947, respectively, of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954, as in effect on June 8, 1971, during the period it is, or is treated as, a private foundation or split-interest trust as so defined:
(a) shall not engage in any act of self-dealing as defined in Section 4941(d) thereof;
(b) shall distribute the trust income for each taxable year at such time and in such manner as not to subject the trust to the tax on undistributed income imposed by Section 4942 thereof;
(c) shall not, if Section 4943 thereof is applicable, retain any excess business holdings as defined in Sub-section (c) of that Section;
(d) shall not, if Section 4944 thereof is applicable, make any investment in such manner as to subject the trust to tax under that Section; and
(e) shall not make any taxable expenditure as defined in Section 4945(d) thereof.
(2) The trustee of a trust, whenever created, which is, or is treated as, a private foundation or a split-interest trust as defined in Sections 509 and 4947, respectively, of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954, as in effect on June 8, 1971, or would be a split-interest trust if there were amounts in trust for which any of the deductions specified in Section 4947(a)(2) thereof were allowed, may amend the terms of the governing instrument to the extent necessary to bring the trust into conformity with the requirements for: (a) termination of private foundation status in the manner described in Section 507(b) thereof; (b) exemption of the trust from the taxes imposed by Sections 4941 to 4945, inclusive, thereof, including the addition of a power to invade principal to the extent necessary to meet the requirements of Section 4942; (c) exclusion of the trust from private foundation status under Section 509(a)(3) thereof, and for this latter purpose may release any power contained in the governing instrument, may reduce or limit the charitable organizations or classes of charitable organizations in whose favor a power to select may be exercised and may appoint new or additional trustees; or (d) a charitable remainder annuity trust or a charitable remainder unitrust described in Section 664, or a pooled income fund described in Section 642(c)(5). If the trust is for the benefit of one or more named charitable organizations, the trustee shall first obtain the consent of those organizations before making any amendment under subparagraph (c) or subparagraph (d); and the trustee before making any amendment under subparagraph (d) shall first obtain the consent of all noncharitable beneficiaries whose interests have not expired.
(Source: P.A. 79-1365.)
(760 ILCS 60/2) (from Ch. 148, par. 52)
Sec. 2. Severability.
If any provision of this Act or the application thereof to any person or circumstances is held invalid, the invalidity shall not affect other provisions or applications of the Act which can be given effect without the invalid provision or application, and to this end the provisions of this Act are severable.
(Source: P.A. 77-61.)