Published on 08 Aug 12
by NEW SOUTH WALES DIVISION, THE TAX INSTITUTE
Testamentary trusts present a unique opportunity for a will maker to rule from the grave and/or to provide a tax effective investment vehicle to store and grow family wealth. Structured correctly a testamentary trust can provide benefits to beneficiaries many years into the future after the will maker’s death.
This paper covers:
- what is a Testamentary Trust?
- advantages of Testamentary
- taxation issues surrounding Testamentary Trusts - current and perennial
- aspects in relation to the structuring of Testamentary Trusts.
Dung is a Special Counsel at Coleman Greig Lawyers with more than 20 years’ experience in advising on a wide variety of taxes including income tax, capital gains tax, GST and state taxes such as duty, payroll tax and land tax. Dung also has extensive experience advising on taxation trusts, superannuation issues in the self-managed superannuation funds arena and tax issues related to estate planning. Dung is a Chartered Tax Adviser, full member of the Society of Trusts and Estate Practitioners, an accredited Specialist in Business and Personal Tax with the NSW Law Society, a member of the Business Law Section Taxation Committee of the Law Council of Australia and a member of the NSW Law Society Liaison Committee with the Revenue NSW. Dung advises a broad range of clients ranging from corporates, small to medium enterprises, high net worth individuals, professional firms, accountants, financial planners and their clients.
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24 February 2021