Avoid Extra Tax by making your Trust Distribution Resolutions before 30 June 2019!
Do you have a Discretionary Trust (also known as a Family Trust)?
If yes, you MUST keep reading!
In the lead-up to 30 June 2019, we want you to be aware that you need to complete your trust distribution resolutions before 30 June. Why? To avoid paying extra tax of up to 47% of Trust profits.
How can this happen?
If a Trustee of a Trust fails to make a resolution to distribute the income of the Trust before the end of the financial year, the Trustee may be assessed by the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) on the Trust income at the highest marginal tax rate of 47%, rather than the intended beneficiary(s) being taxed.
What we are doing to help you…
Even though preparing a trust distribution resolution before the end of the financial year can be quite complex, we need to help you to comply with the trust taxation laws.
The steps we need to undertake on your behalf include:
- Review of your prior year Trust Distribution Resolution
- Confirmation with you of the estimated Trust income of your Trust for the year ended 30 June 2019
- Review of your Trust Deed to ensure that the income definition and distribution clauses in your Trust Deed allow the proposed Trust Distribution Resolution for 30 June 2019
- Advise on the most tax effective distribution of this estimated Trust income
- Preparation of Trust Distribution Resolution and ensuring it is signed by the Trustees PRIOR to 30 June 2019
Contact our team today TO SAVE!
General Advice Disclaimer: The information contained within this document is of a general nature only and neither represents nor is intended to be personal advice on any particular matter. Robinson Voss Partners (RV Partners) strongly suggests that no person should act specifically on the basis of the information in this document, but should obtain appropriate professional advice based on their own personal circumstances.