The End of the Road Web Series

The tax opportunities & risks when winding up a company or trust

Recorded 5 June 2020 & 12 June 2020

Individual Recording

Opportunities to extract profits/assets in a tax effective manner
Identify the risk areas that need to be managed
Utilising the concessions that are built into the tax rules

There are a range of reasons why a client might decide to wind up a company or trust. This series looks at the key issues that accountants need to identify and manage when working through this process. 

We look at the opportunities for extracting cash and assets from a company or trust in the most tax effective manner as well as the risk areas that can inadvertently be triggered when these entities are being closed down.

Individual Recording
Office Recording
Member Recording 

What we cover

Webinar 1: Friday, 5 June
Winding up a Company

Part 1 of the series looks at specific issues that arise when winding up a company.

We look at:
  • Using the Archer Bros principle to extract tax-free capital gains from a company in the most tax efficient manner
  • The different ways of winding up a company
  • Dealing with Division 7A loans that are owed to the company
  • Tax issues that need to be considered before releasing any unpaid trust distributions owed to the company
  • Using the small business CGT concessions to extract funds from a company and how the Government's recent changes can impact on this 

Webinar 2: Friday, 12 June
Winding up a Trust

Part 2 of the series looks at issues that arise when a trust is wound up.

We look at:
  • The difference in treatment between unit trusts and discretionary trusts
  • Dealing with the forgiveness of debts or unpaid distributions owed by the trust
  • CGT issues that need to be considered when assets are transferred to beneficiaries
  • Identifying and managing possible Division 7A issues that could be triggered
  • Step by step guide to working through the commercial debt forgiveness rules

Our Presenter
Michael Carruthers

Tax Director, Knowledge Shop

Michael oversees the development of the tax team for Knowledge Shop and Hayes Knight in Sydney and is head of the Easton group’s national tax committee.

Michael has a knack for seeing through the complexity and helping practitioners work through highly technical issues with certainty and accuracy. Michael is a member of the advisory panel for the Board of Taxation and was a member of the reference group for the Board’s review of small business concessions.

He was also an expert panel member for the Board’s review of tax impediments facing small business.

Michael Carruthers
Michael Carruthers
Tax Director, Knowledge Shop




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