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Taxation of Trusts ed 3

  The taxation of trusts is a dynamic and ever-changing landscape. The third edition of Taxation of Trusts published this week (September 2016) has been up-dated to incorporate recent case law developments and legislative amendments.  The text also considers the application of FATCA to trusts and proposed new reforms to the disclosure rules and closely … Continue reading

Favouring beneficiaries on a lower tax rate

Inland Revenue has issued a QWBA (QB 15/11)  regarding whether a trustee exercising a discretion to distribute trustee income (that would be taxed at the trustee rate of 33% if retained by the trustee) to a beneficiary on a lower tax rate, a beneficiary with tax losses or a beneficiary to whom the income will … Continue reading

Trust Fundamentals Webinar

Trusts are the best long-term intergenerational form of asset protection.  However, as litigation involving trusts increases, questions are reasonably asked regarding the “safety” of trusts.  If you are looing for answers or guidance Vicki Ammundsen is presenting a webinar on February 19th discussing the fundamentals of trusts.  Topics covered by the webinar include: Requirements of a valid trust Differentiation between … Continue reading

Equity as a sword upholds ruse

The Court of Appeal has upheld the High Court decision in Glover No 2 Limited v Glover Trust Limitd et ors  that a deed of bare trust that was entered into only to avoid a tax liability was a valid document and did not represent a sham. The deed of bare trust was entered into to … Continue reading

Safe Harbour from Penny and Hooper needs to be navigated with care

On 31 August 2011, Inland Revenue issued Revenue Alert RA 11/02.  This Revenue Alert sets out the Commissioner’s views in response to the decision in Penny and Hooper as to when diverting personal services income through an associated entity such as a trust will constitute tax avoidance. Key provisions The main points of the Revenue Alert can be … Continue reading