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Section C: Income

Last updated 26 November 2020

This section allows you to insert income, expenses and net income of the trust. Show whole dollars only, do not include cents.

Do not include an unrealised gain or an unrealised loss at item 8 – Income or item 9 – Expenses. These would be reflected in the estimated market value of the fund‘s assets.

8 Income

Include all the types of income derived by the trust.

Do not include donations at item 8. Donations should be reported at item 7 – Donations received.

A – Gross income

Insert the total of gross income derived by the fund, including:

  • bank interest
  • franked dividends received from either public or private entities
  • unfranked dividends received from either public or private entities
  • any amounts received from us as a result of the fund applying for a refund of franking credits attached to dividends received either  
    • directly or indirectly as a shareholder
    • indirectly as a beneficiary of a trust
  • total of amounts received from the renting, leasing or hiring out of land, buildings or other property
  • total of all distributions from a trust
  • other gross income.

B – Net capital gain

Insert the amount of net capital gain.

This was previously called 'realised capital gain' in the information returns of former prescribed private funds.

You make a capital gain or loss when a capital gains tax (CGT) event takes place.

You make a capital gain if the proceeds exceed the cost base. You make a capital loss if the reduced cost base exceeds the capital proceeds.

Total capital gains and losses for the financial year are respectively added up and subtracted, and then any net capital losses from earlier years are also offset – this gives the net capital gain or loss for the income year. If the trust has a capital loss this is quarantined and then offset against capital gains in future years. A capital loss cannot be deducted against any form of income other than capital gain. There is no capital gain or loss unless they have been ‘realised’.

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C – Total income (total of labels A to B)

Insert the total income – that is, the total of labels A to B.

9. Expenses

Include all expenses for operating the fund.

Do not include distributions at item 9. Distributions should be reported at item 11 – Distributions made.

Do not include a capital loss as an expense. It can only be offset against a capital gain. See the explanation under B Net capital gain item 8.

Trust law and the model trust deeds that establish the majority of ancillary funds allow the trustee to pay the expenses of the fund. The guidelines allow the trustee to be reimbursed for reasonable expenses incurred on behalf of the fund, and to be paid reasonable remuneration for services in administering the fund.

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D – Salary

Insert the total paid to employees of the fund including amounts paid as trustee remuneration. Do not include reimbursement of expenses of the trustees – this goes in E – Other expenses.

E – Other expenses

Insert the total of all other expenses including:

  • rent paid
  • total paid for management and administration – for example, government charges, insurance, bank, accounting, investment advisor and legal fees, ASIC fees and reimbursement of expenses of the trustees
  • total of valuation fees paid for estimates of market value
  • the total of audit fees paid.

F – Total expenses (total of labels D and E)

Insert the total expenses – that is, the total of labels D and E.

10 Net income

G – Net income (label C less label F)

Insert net income – that is, label C less label F.