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.
Kenneth Schurgott CTA-Life
Ken is a Tax and Commercial Law Director of Schurgott & Co Lawyers and Special Counsel with Brown Wright Stein Lawyers, Sydney. He has extensive experience in all aspects of tax (including state taxes and litigation), as well as business structuring, business sales and acquisitions, asset protection, succession planning and trust and estate law. Ken has been, until recently, a member of the Advisory Panel to the Board of Taxation and heavily engaged in ongoing consultation in relation to the reform of the taxation of trusts and trust issues generally. Current at 28 July 2016
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