The issues relating to the taxation of trusts are arguably the most critical aspect of the trust structure.
The combination of ongoing, often fundamental, changes to taxation legislation, the approach taken by the Tax Office and courts, given the vast amounts of wealth accumulated within trusts have meant that all advisers must have a deep understanding of the rules relating to the taxation of trusts.
The range of fundamental issues that need to be considered in relation to the taxation of trusts is both vast and evolving.
Detailed explanation of all aspects of the taxation of trusts is provided under the following subtopics:
- Creating and maintaining a trust
- Trust distributions
- True loss measures
- Family trusts
- Vesting of a trust
- Foreign trusts and beneficiaries
The book also contains a schedule of key reference documents and user notes of the following material:
- Family discretionary trust deed
- Example trust powers
- Trustee distribution resolution
- Fixed unit trust deed
- Memorandum of directions
- Foreign trusts deed
This book is published with thanks to LexisNexis who gave me the opportunity to contribute to LexisNexis(r) Practical Guidance Tax and in turn allowing the publishing of this book which is based on the material prepared for LexisNexis.