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Issues with life estates paper


This paper covers:

  • life estate – an estate in land that endures until the death of the person upon whom it is conferred or some specified person (“purautre vie”)
  • most often created by will
  • a common trigger for CGT liability is surrender of a life estate
  • application of CGT to life estates before TR 2006/14 was very uncertain
  • how CGT rules apply generally to deceased estates
  • TR 2006/14 and PS LA 2003/12
  • examples illustrating application of TR 2006/14
  • surrender of interest in main residence
  • application of rules to more complex estates.

Author profile

Michael Flynn QC CTA-Life
Photo of author, Michael FLYNN Michael is a Barrister at Owen Dixon Chambers West, specialising in taxation, and was National President of The Tax Institute in 2014. He is the author, with James Kessler, QC, of Drafting Trusts and Will Trusts in Australia (2nd edition, 2017). Michael has appeared in the Administrative Appeals Tribunal, the Federal Court and the High Court in taxation cases. Michael has been a member of various committees of The Tax Institute for over 20 years. - Current at 02 December 2019
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This was presented at 2018 Death … and Taxes Symposium .

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