The partnership of trusts became a popular alternative to the unit trust as a middle market investment structure post-Ralph. Recent reforms have sought to level the playing field, but how successful have they been? This paper covers the pros and cons of the two structures including:
impact of the new "small business entity" rules
CGT upon entry and exit
availability of tax losses
stamp duty when used to hold land
compatibility with employee incentive schemes.
Jeffrey is a Partner at Thomson Geer, where he advises on a wide range of taxation, structuring and superannuation issues with a focus on privately-held businesses and high wealth family groups. His is accredited by the Law Institute of Victoria as a taxation specialist. He has held a variety of committee roles with The Tax Institute and is presently a member of the Victorian State Council. Jeffrey is the author of numerous tax articles published in professional journals, and a regular presenter at The Tax Institute's seminars.
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