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Family Trust Elections - Are your clients' trust distributions within their family group?

Family Trust Elections – Are your clients’ trust distributions within their family group?

26 May 2020

With 30 June fast approaching, it is time to start considering trustee distribution resolutions. For those many trusts that have made a family trust election (FTE), getting trust distributions wrong can have major implications.

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Liquidators held personally liable to pay costs on statutory demand application

Liquidators held personally liable to pay costs on statutory demand application

26 May 2020

A company in liquidation served a creditor’s statutory demand for debt where there was a genuine dispute about the existence of the alleged debt.

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Deeds to be signed electronically in Queensland temporarily

Deeds to be signed electronically in Queensland temporarily

25 May 2020

Changes were made to the Justice Legislation (COVID-19 Emergency Response-Wills and Enduring Documents) Amendment Regulation 2020 (Qld) last week to extend the operation of that regulation to the signing of deeds.

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Trustees beware - distributions of capital gains to non-resident beneficiaries held to be taxable in the Greensill decision

Trustees beware – distributions of capital gains to non-resident beneficiaries held to be taxable in the Greensill decision

25 May 2020

Trustees of discretionary trusts and many unit trusts that distribute capital gains to non-resident beneficiaries will need to include these capital gains in their assessable income.

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