Maine Revised Statutes

§7-763. Transfers from income to principal for depreciation

(a).    In this section, "depreciation" means a reduction in value due to wear, tear, decay, corrosion or gradual obsolescence of a fixed asset having a useful life of more than one year.
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(b).    A trustee may transfer to principal a reasonable amount of the net cash receipts from a principal asset that is subject to depreciation, but may not transfer any amount for depreciation:
(1). Of that portion of real property used or available for use by a beneficiary as a residence or of tangible personal property held or made available for the personal use or enjoyment of a beneficiary; [2001, c. 544, §2 (NEW).]
(2). During the administration of a decedent's estate; or [2001, c. 544, §2 (NEW).]
(3). Under this section if the trustee is accounting under section 7-743 for the business or activity in which the asset is used. [2001, c. 544, §2 (NEW).]
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(c).    An amount transferred to principal need not be held as a separate fund.
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2001, c. 544, §2 (NEW).