Published on 12 Mar 04
by SOUTH AUSTRALIAN DIVISION, THE TAX INSTITUTE
The declaration of trusts, the transfer of assets in and out of trusts, and the transfer of assets between trusts, continue to be difficult areas for tax practitioners. This convention paper considers the effect of CGT on trusts.
In particular, case studies are used to demonstrate how all the E events are treated, with particular emphasis on:
- declaration of trusts
- non assessable distributions (incl CGT discount and small business concessions)
- in specie distributions
- asset revaluation reserves
- non resident issues
- winding up and vesting trusts.
Andrew Sinclair CTA
Andrew is a partner in Cowell Clarke's Tax & Revenue practice group. As a tax and superannuation specialist with over 25 years' experience, his qualifications are in law and as a Chartered Accountant.
With a broad knowledge of corporate and business law, Andrew has specialist expertise in supporting clients with tax effective structures and tax planning. He provides tax advice across CGT, GST and stamp duty, in matters involving restructures, privatisations, asset acquisitions and disposals. Andrew also advises clients on superannuation law including structuring, allowable investments, pension and succession strategies.
Andrew actively supports the education and development of other practitioners in his field, providing both in-house and external presentations on taxation matters within South Australia and interstate. He is former chairman of The Tax Institute. Andrew's passion extends beyond law into sport. He is the current President of the South Australian Cricket Association (SACA).
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