The 2004 standard format has been developed as a result of concern by both the Tax Office and IFSA about the complexity and confusion experienced by managed fund investors in completing their tax returns. Standardising the terms and presentation used in trust distribution statements to unitholders addresses these difficulties by promoting consistency. We acknowledge the input of the Australian Shareholders Association and Australian Independent Retirees Association in developing this agreed format.
The 2004 Standard distribution statement is the Tax Office-IFSA recommended format for disclosure by managed funds of tax information to resident individuals for completing TaxPack, relevant schedules and other requirements.
Last modified: 09 Dec 2005QC 17612