Published on 10 Mar 00
by SOUTH AUSTRALIAN DIVISION, THE TAX INSTITUTE
This paper will examine the new capital gains tax (CGT) concessions as they apply to trusts. The analysis will include the CGT discount and the new small business concessions. As the CGT concessions are new, the basic framework for each head of relief will be examined before discussing the more complex issues related to trusts. Case studies are provided throughout the paper in an effort to allow readers to evaluate the effectiveness of the trust as an asset holding vehicle and business structure in the post-Ralph era.
Peter heads Cowell Clarke's tax and revenue practice group. He advises and acts for a wide range of public and private companies as well as for the trustees of self managed superannuation funds. Peter’s areas of expertise include: income tax (as it impacts on business and high net worth clients); capital gains tax; goods and services tax; state taxes and superannuation law. Peter is regularly involved in advising SMSF trustees on issues associated with superannuation income streams. Peter is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and the SMSF Professionals Association of Australia Ltd in addition to being a member of the Tax Institute’s South Australian State Council.
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08 October 2019