Recent legislative and industry updates have introduced significant changes, including increased duty and extended vesting dates for trusts, broader electronic signing capabilities for companies, and additional guidance on the classification of discretionary trusts as foreign entities. […]
Another Tool in The Kit
Acis, current as of: 4 June 2015.
We’ve already had meetings with a number of practitioners who have utilised the Acis checklists to proactively identify deficiencies in their clients’ trust deeds or to take steps to standardise trust deeds across their practices.
Just like our Discretionary Trust Checklist, the Unit Trust Checklist is a diagnostic tool for accountants to assess the health of the unit trusts they manage, and identify risks and knowledge gaps that might indicate where assistance is needed.
It’s no secret that your clients are only interested in their tax bill liability at the end of the day. Once it’s paid, any nasty surprises due to an oversight will be difficult for you to recover.
Carrying out one or more of our trust health checks regularly will help avoid that sinking feeling, and enable you to amend trust deeds prior to the practical effects of an oversight becoming apparent.
When we talk about the importance of risk management and mitigation, we’ve seen where it can go wrong. By screening for problems ahead of time, you make the leap from awareness to action.
We value your feedback and suggestions. Please don’t hesitate to let us know of any improvements you’d like made to the checklists. For more information please call us toll-free on 1800 773 477.