Budget 2017 - How it Affects Trusts

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A trust is usually at the centre of a client’s estate plan, because it allows a client to divest himself of his assets for the benefit of loved ones, yet retain involvement in the administration of the trust and also include himself as a beneficiary who may benefit, usually at the discretion of the trustees.

No other single vehicle allows for this unique set of circumstances, thus providing an effective tax “avoidance” and asset protection structure as long as the trust deed is properly drafted and the trust is administered meticulously.

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Budget 2017 - How it Affects Trusts

23 February 2017  |  Trusts, Tax  |  By Arno Goebel

The big news is that trusts are now taxed at 45%, up 4% in line with the new top marginal rate for individuals on taxable income in excess of R1.5 million ...

How Section 7C Affects Loans to Trusts

12 February 2017  |  trusts, tax  |  By Arno Goebel

Effective 1 March 2017, section 7C will stop the well-used technique of donating back low interest or interest fee loans to trusts ...

Business Rescue - a director's duties and personal liability

10 January 2017  |  Companies  |  By Neil Riekert

The restructuring of a company in financial distress may be an attractive option to many a business ...

No matter how good the trustee’s intentions, if his decisions and actions don’t pass muster he will be liable to the beneficiaries for any loss sustained as a result of his decisions or actions.