Published on 03 Mar 10
Just before Christmas, the Tax Office released a very controversial draft ruling on the tax treatment of unpaid present entitlements (UPE). The draft ruling raises exceptionally complex trust and tax law issues which will have hard practical consequences for trustees, beneficiaries and their advisers. The draft ruling is intended to have both retrospective and prospective application depending on what technical issues are seen to be involved.
Ken is a tax and commercial law partner in the Sydney office of SBN Lawyers. He has extensive experience in all aspects of tax (including State taxes) as well as business structuring, asset protection, succession planning and trust and estate law. Ken is a National Councillor of the Tax Institute and a member of the NSW Divisional Council and Education Committee. He is also a member of the Advisory Panel to the Board of Taxation and has recently been involved as a member of the Working Group on Managed Investment Trusts.
Current at 13 January 2009 Current at 25 March 2009
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