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About the authors v Preface ix 1 The concept of a trust 1 2 Modern family trusts -- advantages and disadvantages 11 3 Types of family trusts 35 4 The trustee 45 5 Administrative aspects of a trust 71 6 Income tax 99 7 Capital gains tax 119 8 Taxation of family trusts 135 9 Social security 163 10 Investment decisions 181 11 Other types of trusts 187 12 Other issues to consider 211 Appendix A: Wills and trusts compared and contrasted 241 Appendix B: Differences between trust deeds and powers of attorney 243 Appendix C: Tax rates 2014-15 245 Glossary 249 Index 277

About the Author

NICK RENTON was a consulting actuary and writer, well known for his professional guides on meetings procedure and voluntary associations, and for his many books and articles on investment, business, taxation and retirement issues. Nick passed away in August 2010. ROD CALDWELL worked as a tax accountant for the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) for 20 years before becoming a tertiary level lecturer in taxation and management accounting. Rod has written four other books on Australian business accounting and tax law. Visit his website at

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