Trust loss questions – start with income.
Trust Loss Questions
How do you treat trust losses when these losses include ordinary and/or capital losses and when these losses do or don’t offset ordinary income and/or capital gains?
This is the question will discuss with you in this mini-series about trust losses from episode 401 all the way to episode 405.
In this episode, ep 401, we go to the very start and look at trust income. Because we need to understand trust income before we can talk about trust losses. So we really should have called this episode trust income questions.
Here is what we learned but please listen in as Ron explains all this much better than we ever could.
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Trust Loss Questions
Question # 1 – Has TR 2012/D1 been finalised yet?
TR 2012/D1 is still in draft form. So the ATO will follow it but can’t issue penalties if you don’t follow it.
Question # 2 – Items 56 and 57 are what?
Item 56 is ‘Income of the Trust Estate’. And Item 57 is ‘Income to which no beneficiary is presently entitled’. Both in TRT 2022.
In TRT 2023 this changes to Items 57 and 58.
Question # 3 – Difference between Trust and Net Income
Trust income is what the trust deed defines as income plus any income the trustee declares as income within their powers per the trust deed.
Net income is income as per s95 ITAA 1936.
Question # 4 – Proportionate v Quantum Approach
The proportionate approach does not apply to streamed capital gains and franked dividends.
Please listen in as this episode goes into a lot more depth than what we have listed here.
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Last Updated on 31 August 2023