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A Matter of Trusts: Family trust elections - remain vigilant

Published on 01 Aug 05 by "TAXATION IN AUSTRALIA" JOURNAL ARTICLE

A family trust election is an election made that a trust will become a 'family trust' for the purposes of the taxation legislation. Once made a family trust election is irrevocable (except for some fixed trusts). Therefore, whilst a trust that has made a family trust election exists the implications of making that election will need to be continually monitored.

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Daniel Smedley CTA
Danielis a Principal of Sladen Legal. He is a Chartered Tax Advisor with The Tax Institute, accredited as a specialist in Taxation Law with the Law Institute of Victoria, and the principal author of the Trust Structures Guide, recognised by The Tax Institute as “the leading resource for anyone advising on trusts, structuring and planning issues”. From 2016 to 2019, Daniel has been named in the list of Australia’s “Best Lawyers of the Year” in the practice of tax law in the list compiled by United States peer-review company Best Lawyers. Daniel has also been recognised in Doyles Guide as a recommended tax lawyer since 2016. Daniel is a regular presenter at industry conferences and workshops. Daniel primarily advises businesses and high net worth individuals in relation to business and investment structuring, trusts, succession planning and taxation law. - Current at 04 September 2019
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