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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
Daniel is a Principal of Sladen Legal. He is a Law Institute of Victoria Accredited Specialist in Tax Law and holds a Master of Taxation. Daniel is the principal author of Trusts Structures Guide published by The Tax Institute and 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 26 February 2016
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