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Trust Phantoms & Misconceptions seminar paper


Some common phantoms and misconceptions about operating a trust arise from:
- streaming through a chain of trusts and whether income/capital gains retain their character as they are 'streamed'
- misreading of trust deed rules for income and capital distributions
- trust deed drafting (and the need to disclaim trust interests) in the small business CGT era
- misconceptions about CGT event E4 in relation to trusts
- the recoupment of prior year accounting losses and it's impact on 'net income'
- GST liabilities in respect of trust distributions
- uncertainty over the power to 'split' a trust.

This seminar paper examines and provides an insight into all of these issues.

Author profile:

Graeme Halperin CTA
Graeme Halperin, CTA, of Halperin and Co, is a Barrister and Solicitor specialising in taxation, trust, estate and commercial law with extensive experience in tax, trust, estate and commercial litigation and dispute resolution. Graeme has been a regular speaker for The Tax Institute for many years. He is a former Chairman of the Victorian Professional Development Committee, Melbourne Breakfast Club and State Convention Committee, and served two terms on the Victorian State Council. He has also been a member of the SME, State Revenue and Superannuation subcommittees. Graeme also participated in NTLG Trust subgroup discussions on the draft Bamford decision impact. Current at 04 August 2016 Click here to expand/collapse more articles by Graeme HALPERIN.
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