Published on 13 Feb 2008
| Took place at Dockside, Darling Harbour
The number of trusts used in Australia continues to grow at a tremendous pace. This is mainly
because of the essential flexibility of trusts, tax advantages and the potential benefit of asset
The tax and asset protection advantages can only be obtained if practitioners have a fundamental
understanding of the way in which trust law operates. To ensure you obtain the available tax benefits, for example, small business CGT concessions and splitting income, you require a good knowledge of taxation laws as they relate to trusts. Moreover, the avoidance of unwanted tax burdens involves the exercise of skill and expertise in the taxation of trusts. The starting point to develop these skills is a proper understanding of the nature of trusts and having an overall “big picture” of the taxation issues.
The first of these sessions is an introduction to basic trust law concepts. The second session of this series develops a basic understanding of tax law concepts and leads onto the more specialised
materials in the Trusts Roadshow program to be held later in the year.
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This paper gives tax advisers an overview of trusts in the non-tax world to assist them in their "real" world of tax law. It is aimed at those who didn't really understand what they were taught about trusts and who still have gaps in their understanding of trusts. It is also very useful for those who simply want a refresher on basic trust law.
This paper covers:
the nature of a trust
difference between trusts and other relationships and entities
types of trusts
creating and ending express trusts
advantages and disadvantages of using trusts for business and investment