Tax treatment of Bare Trusts – the Board of Tax

The Board of Taxation has released its report into the tax treatment of bare trusts and similar arrangements.

Currently, it is common practice for bare trusts to be ignored or disregarded for tax purposes. However, the Board of Taxation notes that this practice does not appear to be supported by the tax legislation and is only maintained by an ongoing administrative approach from the Commissioner of Taxation.

The government is currently looking to streamline arrangements for bare trusts as part of the regulatory reform program and further consultation on the scope of potential changes will be undertaken


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