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Published on 03 Jun 04
by NEW SOUTH WALES DIVISION, THE TAX INSTITUTE
This paper demonstrates the tax benefits and issues that arise when a unit trust is used as the vehicle for property investment. It considers:
- the use of a unit trust and not a company or other vehicle
- the tax points for unitholders and trustees
- several specific income tax issues arising from the use of a unit trust
- income tax issues when financing the unit trust
- GST issues - when GST is payable and credits arise
- other indirect tax issues - land tax and stamp duty.
Joe Galea is a tax Partner at Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu with over 15 years of corporate tax experience advising clients across a range of industries, with a particular focus on property related entities. Joe has provided a range of income tax advice to property related entities, including tax consolidation, syndications and the structuring of acquisitions and disposals.
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