The Assistant Treasurer has released extremely important Exposure Draft legislation on 13 April which will shape how tax practitioners advise their clients about Trust distributions for the 2010/2011 income year. These measures will seriously impact on family trusts and managed investments trust decision making in just over 2 months time. The new laws will allow flow through of franking credits and capital gains but in an unexpected fashion. At first the proposed methodology appears foreign to advisers used to the Division 6 approach but on a closer consideration Treasury may have it right. Will they work in all instances to ensure that targeted beneficiaries benefit? Aspects of the draft legislation may require further thought. This video explains the theory which supports the draft legislation and works through practical problems which will face practitioners.
Andrew Mills CTA-LifeAndrew commenced the role of Second Commissioner in March 2014. Andrew has overall responsibility for the ATO's law practice, including law interpretation, dispute resolution and the ATO's role in policy and law design. Andrew has over 30 years experience in taxation including periods in the ATO, commerce and the tax profession. Andrew was a Director of the specialist national tax firm, Greenwoods & Freehills for over 20 years and Managing Director of the firm from 2006 to 2011. Andrew was the 2006-2007 President of The Tax Institute, a Governor of the Taxation Research Foundation and also represented industry bodies across a number of sectors. Current at 18 May 2015 Click here to expand/collapse more articles by Andrew MILLS.
Kenneth Schurgott CTA-LifeKen is a Tax and Commercial Law Director of Schurgott & Co Lawyers and Special Counsel with Brown Wright Stein Lawyers, Sydney. He has extensive experience in all aspects of tax (including state taxes and litigation), as well as business structuring, business sales and acquisitions, asset protection, succession planning and trust and estate law. Ken has been, until recently, a member of the Advisory Panel to the Board of Taxation and heavily engaged in ongoing consultation in relation to the reform of the taxation of trusts and trust issues generally. Current at 28 July 2016 Click here to expand/collapse more articles by Ken SCHURGOTT.