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Death and divorce - the ultimate planning opportunity paper


The very limited CGT relief sometimes available on divorce is cold comfort for those taxpayers who face considerable tax liabilities as a result of the deemed dividend, tax loss, bad debt, debt forgiveness, FBT or GST rules, or for those who now face problems arising from making family trust elections. This paper covers:

  • tax losses and bad debts
  • debt forgiveness
  • interest deductions
  • ETPs
  • FTEs
  • child maintenance trusts
  • trust splitting.

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Moira Merrick CTA
Moira Merrick, CTA, is the Director & Technical Leader for the Victorian Case & Technical Leadership group in the Private Wealth sector at the ATO. Immediately preceding this role, Moira was the Regional Director for Victoria and Tasmania for the Technical Excellence Services group responsible for providing technical advice in the form of Private Binding Rulings, Class Rulings and Product Rulings within the former Private Groups and High Wealth Individuals business line. Prior to joining the ATO in 2017, Moira was part of Deloitte’s Tax Insights & Policy group and has extensive experience providing specialist tax advice to both large corporates and closely held groups. - Current at 16 December 2020
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