12 May 099 CGT - limited roll-over for fixed trustsThe Government will provide a limited CGT roll-over for assets transferred between trusts that have the same beneficiaries with the same entitlements and no material discretionary elements (typically referred to as fixed trusts), with effect from 1 November 2008. Typically, the transfer of assets from one trust to another would trigger a CGT taxing point.
As a result of this measure, trustees of eligible trusts will be able to defer the CGT consequences of the asset transfer until the receiving trust subsequently deals with the asset. This will allow eligible trusts to restructure without immediate CGT consequences. The measure will be accompanied by appropriate integrity rules.
For more information, see the Assistant Treasurer's media release, No 2009/48, 12 May 2009