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Trustee's, director's or public officer's declaration

Last updated 28 July 2020

All trustees are equally responsible and accountable for managing the fund and making sure it complies with the law. The signing of this declaration confirms that all trustees/directors have authorised this tax return and that the information supplied is true and correct.

This tax return should be authorised by all trustees of the fund and documented as such in the fund's records. As well, all trustees should ensure that the audit undertaken on the fund has been reviewed by all trustees before this tax return has been authorised.

Penalties may be imposed for false or misleading information, in addition to penalties relating to any tax shortfall.

Preferred trustee, director or public officer's contact details

List the name and contact details of the individual (not the tax agent) that the Tax Office can contact if required.

A contact phone number (including area code), or email address (or both) must be provided.

Time taken to prepare and complete this tax return

We are committed to reducing the costs involved in complying with the fund's tax and regulatory obligations. The trustee's response to this item is voluntary.

When completing this item, consider the time, rounded up to the nearest hour, which you spent:

  • reading the tax return instructions
  • collecting the necessary information to complete this tax return
  • making any necessary calculations
  • actually completing this tax return or putting the tax affairs of the fund in order so the information can be handed to the fund's tax agent.

Include the time both the trustee and tax agent spent in preparing and completing the tax return. This includes the time spent by any other person who helped in doing this.