Published on 04 Jun 04
by WESTERN AUSTRALIAN DIVISION, THE TAX INSTITUTE
This paper covers the following topics:
- what are the choices open to the Will maker and beneficiaries?
- how do you identify the different types of assets producing different types of income? How do you choose the appropriate beneficiaries? What executor/trustee powers are
appropriate for maximum flexibility?
- what do you do when tax laws are constantly changing and cannot be anticipated even a year ahead let alone many years?
Peter is Senior Partner at Brett Davies Lawyers. He completed his law degree part-time while working as an income tax assessor with the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) in Adelaide in 1975. Peter subsequently moved to Canberra where he completed the Legal Workshop course at Australian National University, then travelled overseas, ending up in Perth in 1979. He rejoined the ATO in Perth for another four years, rising to the position of Appeals Officer before leaving to join the prival legal profession in Perth in 1988. He started his own practice in 1992.
Current at 23 Apri 2004