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Trust law

Trust law

Trusts have become an important aspect of life for many New Zealanders. Family trusts provide a useful tool for protecting assets against the unpredictability of life. Charitable trusts have also grown in popularity over recent years as people seek to provide benefits to their communities.

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Whether you have a trust, you’re thinking about a trust, or want to set up a charity, we can provide you with the specialist advice you need to ensure you understand and comply with the law. Our experts can provide you with advice about:

  • The advantages and disadvantages of family trusts
  • How to administer your trust if you already have one
  • Transferring assets into or out of a trust
  • Making gifts to a trust
  • Establishing a charitable trust
  • Changing the trustees of a trust
  • Amending a trust
  • Winding up a trust

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Trust me, I’m a Trustee…

As a beneficiary of a trust, you are not obliged to just “trust” that the trustees are doing their job properly. But how can you check? This article looks at the options available to beneficiaries to obtain trust information.

Your trust and the updated Tax Admininistration Act 1994

New Zealand’s Tax Administration Act 1994 (the Act) was amended in December 2020. The changes to the Act include the introduction of new disclosure requirements for trusts to allow for the IRD to better monitor trust income.
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