Trusts are a commonly used business and investment structure in Australia. This course provides an overview of the basic features of a trust, providing an overview of the complexities, risks and opportunities for trustees and beneficiaries.
This course consists of one online course and one online assessment.
Identify the reasons why trusts are used as business and investment vehicles
Understand how trusts are currently taxed and when trustees or beneficiaries will be assessed
Recognise the issues that can arise when a trust applies the CGT Discount or the small business CGT concessions in respect of a corporate beneficiary, and how unpaid present entitlements owed to a corporate beneficiary can be structured to prevent a deemed dividend arising under Division 7A
Recognise when a family trust election needs to be made and the impact it will have on a trust
Identify when each specific CGT event applicable to trusts may apply
Identify the income tax and CGT advantages of using a testamentary trust
Determine when an interest deduction can be claimed by a trustee on funds borrowed to finance a payment to a beneficiary
Recognise when specialist advice will be needed to determine whether a resettlement has occurred
This course is for tax practitioners with responsibility for the preparation of income tax returns for individuals and businesses involving trusts.