20 April 2011
The ATO has issued a taxpayer alert warning taxpayers who have been advised to use a discretionary trust to split income with associates or family members that it might not be the most tax effective arrangement.
This is particularly relevant where payments are received in relation to personal services. There may also be issues that arise under the PAYG withholding and superannuation guarantee rules in connection with these arrangements.
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