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Who do the FIF measures apply to?

Last updated 7 June 2005

The FIF measures apply to you for all or part of an income year in which you are an Australian resident. [SECTION 485]

Even though you are an Australian resident you are not taxed under the FIF measures for an interest in a foreign trust that you dispose of during an income year -that is, before 30 June each income year. See Interests in a FIF or FLP subject to the FIF measures. Where you dispose of an interest in a non-resident trust, other areas of the Act may apply. [SECTION 485]

Trusts to which the FIF measures apply

The FIF measures will apply to you if you are a beneficiary of or have an interest in a foreign or non-resident trust. A trust is a foreign trust if it is not:

  • an Australian trust [SECTIONS 481 and 473]
  • a public trading trust which is also a resident unit trust [SECTIONS 102G, 102H, 102J, 473 and 481]
  • a corporate unit trust which is also a resident unit trust [SECTIONS 102J, 102H, 473 and 481]
  • an Australian superannuation fund
  • a complying approved deposit fund
  • a pooled superannuation trust. [SECTIONS 267, 470, 477 and 481]

A trust is an Australian trust if the trustee was a resident, or the central management and control of the trust was in Australia, for 12 months preceding the end of your income year. [SECTIONS 473, 481 and 485]