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Family Trust

Learn what a Family Trust is, the tax benefits of setting up a Family Trust in Australia and more.

Can the Settlor be a Beneficiary?

No, for two reasons:

  1. Section 102 of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1936 provided that if the person who establishes a Trust (the Settlor) has the power to terminate a Trust (that is, is the same person as the Trustee and in some cases a Beneficiary) then the Trust will be deemed not to exist and the Settlor will be personally taxed on the whole of the Trust income.
  2. If the Settlor is a Beneficiary then the Settlor will not have divested him/her self of the Trust assets and as a consequence no Trust relationship can exist.

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