How much payout is earnings and how much is principal ? I don't know how to figure this and would appreciate some help. Please, no wisecracks from self-appointed experts. I'm looking for a helpful answer.
Look at the previous years tax booklets. They should be available on businesswire.
It's an unusual tax structure. Return of principal (gross proceeds) plus OID interest.
It's like you gave the trust a mortgage loan and they pay you distributions representing repayments on that loan plus interest.