Amending a trust deed

The ATO has reminded practitioners that there are many reasons why it may be necessary to review and amend a trust deed, such as legislative changes.

They recommend, before amending a trust deed, to check if there is a power of amendment within the deed. If there is a power of amendment, the following should then be determined:

  • Who can exercise that power and are they authorized under the deed to do so:
  • If the power permits that proposed change (For Example, are there specific restrictions on the power)
  • What consent (if any) is required to exercise the power (For example, settlor, appointor, beneficiary)

One Response to Amending a trust deed

  1. Toney Mcinally September 15, 2018 at 9:26 pm #

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