Stamp duty surcharge risk for trusts

Recent changes to duty legislation in New South Wales, Victoria and Queensland has meant that “foreign persons” who purchase certain types of residential land in each of these states, will attract a foreign duty surcharge as determined in each of those states relevant Acts. Legislation in New South Wales and Victoria also imposes a land…

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Proposed re-write of trust tax laws

The Assistant Treasurer, The Hon. Bill Shorten, has announced a public consultation process as the first step towards updating the trust income tax provisions in Division 6 of Pt III of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1936 and rewriting them into the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997. Mr Shorten said an initial consultation paper will…

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