The Australian Tax Pitfalls of Administering an Estate with International Connections

About the book

With such a multicultural society and an ever increasing level of immigration, Australian Estate Practitioners are increasing being confronted with estates that contain the complexities of offshore assets or residents.  

This book provides practitioners with the fundamental tools necessary to understand the Australian tax implications of the tax residency status of beneficiaries, the deceased, and that of a personal legal representative.  It addresses the various tax treatments of different classes of assets and discusses how tax is to be withheld and remitted within Australia. The book also contains a number of working examples to step practitioners through the complexities of these issues.

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“Narcolepsy and tax text books, for many, are synonyms. There are however, those special few authors who have the gift of presenting tax in a digestible and tangible way. Ian Raspin’s ability to navigate the complexity of our taxation law, synthesizing it into practical application to trusts and estates, is a rarity. I commend this text to practitioners who seek to understand the tax related issues they face in their day to day trust and estate practices.“
Christine Smyth
Accredited Specialist – Succession Law (Qld)
Partner, Robbins Watson Solicitors
Queensland Law Society President 2017
“Ian Raspin’s latest book, ‘The Australian Tax Pitfalls of Administering an Estate with an International Connection’, is a very timely addition to the working library of any Australian practitioner dealing with deceased estates, whether a lawyer, accountant, executor or trustee company officer. As observed in the book’s foreword, it is increasingly commonplace in Australia to find that deceased estates have either offshore assets, overseas beneficiaries or both. The income tax consequences that may arise are many and complicated, potentially exposing advisers to unexpected risk. In his usual style, Ian covers all of the key aspects that might be encountered in a clear and concise manner, reducing complex tax rules to easy to follow explanations. A number of useful examples are included, thereby increasing the book’s value as a practical resource. I would recommend the book to any practitioner dealing with deceased estates.”
Neil Wickenden
Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners Australia Limited