Australia: [Invitation] Division 7A in family law settlements: tips, traps and the Tax Office's latest view on payments to associates
Last Updated: 3 October 2014

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When Location Contact
October 23, 2014
12:00pm for 12:30pm to 2:00pm
Level 21, 400 George Street,
Brisbane QLD
T - +61 7 3231 2400

Division 7A can be a minefield for family lawyers when dealing with clients' assets structured through companies and trusts in a property settlement. Division 7A applies regardless of whether payments, transfers of property or the release of loans occurs pursuant to a consent order or BFA.

Division 7A may apply where a company or trust:

  • releases debts owed by a spouse or their related entity; and/or
  • transfers assets or pays money to a spouse or their related entity.

The ATO has also changed the game in its recently released final position on section 109J and payments to associates. This new position challenges some practices amongst family lawyers.

In this interactive session we will use case studies to:

  • highlight the Division 7A risk areas in the context of consent orders and BFAs;
  • illustrate the ATO's latest view on using section 109J; and
  • provide alternatives to alleviate or minimise the impact of Division 7A.

We hope you will be able to join us.

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