Fixed Unit Trust
A fixed unit trust is a type of trust where units are issued to the beneficiaries to represent their interest in the trust. The definition of a fixed trust for taxation purposes remains uncertain following the Colonial decision in 2011, which concluded that the meaning of a fixed trust is narrower than commonly thought by taxpayers and their advisers. However, generally the test for qualifying as a fixed trust turns on whether the beneficiaries have a vested and indefeasible interest in the trust property. This vested and indefeasible interest must be ascertained from the terms of the Trust Deed.
- How to establish a Unit Trust with multiple classes of units
- When transferring units can Companies be Unitholders in a Unit Trust on behalf of an SMSF?
- Can I issue units with a different Unit Class than ORD?
- Partially paid/unpaid Units
- In what circumstances would I need a Fixed Trust?
- What is required to be in the Trust Deed?
- Why aren't there different types of unit classes available on the NowInfinity webform when establishing a Fixed Unit Trust?