What is a declaration of trust for stamp duty purposes?

NSW Court of Appeal delivers welcome clarity on the definition of a ‘declaration of trust’ for stamp duty purposes.

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GoFundMe: The gift that keeps on giving?

A closer look at the complex legal issues raised by crowdfunding platforms such as GoFundMe.

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A matter of trust: Working together to avoid hidden tax stings

Stinging examples of why lawyers and accountants need to work together on trusts and succession.

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NSW duty and land tax surcharges to impact discretionary trusts

Trustee of a discretionary trust owning NSW residential property? What you need to do before 31 Dec to receive an exemption & refund for foreign surcharges.

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Accountants vs lawyers?

Why it’s better to work together when it comes to succession planning & restructuring.

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Deceased estates duty concession: a new Revenue NSW ruling

A practical guide to the new Revenue Ruling DUT 046 on the deceased estates duty concession.

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Company distributions: hidden tax stings await the uninitiated

The importance of seeking tax advice on company distributions.

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Why your initial choice of entity is so important

As your initial choice of entity has long-term consequences, it’s important to give it careful consideration. By JIM MAIN

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Foreign trusts and duty – it’s just not cricket

Careful attention required with foreign trusts and duty. By AMANDA TULLY

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Advising on the purchase of land? Beware the sting of GST withholding

Beware the sting of GST withholding when advising the purchase of land. By JIM MAIN

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