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Special Tax & Superannuation Topics 2023-24 - Unit trusts: when to use and when not to

A unit trust is a common type of investment structure that allows unrelated parties to pool their money together to either operate a business, or invest in real property or securities.
Whilst a unit trust offers several tax benefits and is appealing for several reasons, a unit trust structure isn’t necessarily ideal for every situation.
This session will explore the use of unit trusts in common business and investment structures.
On successful completion of this topic, participants should be able to explain the ideal situations to use the following types of unit trusts:
  • Family only - investment
  • Family only - business
  • Siblings - in business
  • Unrelated participants in business
  • Unrelated participants - investments
  • SMSF investments in unit trusts


This session forms part of the Special Tax & Superannuation Topics Series. These concise 1.5-hour sessions have been specifically designed for an online platform to ensure training is informative, immersive and even fun. These sessions will:

  • Ensure you get the critical knowledge you need while minimising your time out of the office.
  • Assist you in providing proactive tax and superannuation advice and identifying tax planning opportunities early
  • Help you avoid any possible traps and pitfalls
  • Give you answers to the questions most relevant to you


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Continuing Professional Development Hours

The content covered in this topic constitutes verifiable CPD for CA ANZ, has been assessed for ASIC and FASEA CPD and also meets the Tax Practitioners Board's CPE requirements.






CA ANZUp to 1.5 CPD hours
Tax Practitioners BoardUp to 1.5 CPD hours


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This series is presented by our Senior Tax & Superannuation trainers:  

Gaurav Chitnis, Partner, HLB Mann Judd

Gaurav Chitnis joined HLB Mann Judd Perth in July 2023 as a Partner within the firm’s Tax Consulting division, bringing with him a wealth of experience and expertise in the field of taxation. With over 17 years of experience as a tax adviser in the SME sector, Gaurav has established himself as a trusted and highly sought-after professional in his field.


Before joining HLB Mann Judd, Gaurav was a Tax Principal at a well-known taxation consultancy practice in Perth. As a Chartered Accountant, Chartered Tax Adviser, and lawyer admitted to the Supreme Court of Western Australia, Gaurav possesses a unique blend of qualifications that enable him to provide comprehensive and valuable advice to his clients.


Throughout his career, Gaurav has developed a specialisation in several key areas, including capital gains tax, Division 7A, business restructures, taxation of trusts, and tax residency. His client base primarily consists of accountants, lawyers, financial advisors and high net wealth individuals who rely on his expertise to navigate complex tax matters and ensure compliance with regulations. Gaurav is known for his ability to assist with private binding rulings, objections, and effectively manage ATO reviews and audits on behalf of his clients.

In addition to his client work, Gaurav actively contributes to the tax community through various avenues. He is a regular presenter at tax forums, where he shares his knowledge and insights with fellow professionals. Gaurav's expertise has also led him to serve as a guest lecturer at Curtin Law School, where he imparts his wisdom to aspiring tax professionals. Gaurav holds a Bachelor of Commerce from Curtin University, with a major in accounting and finance, as well as a Juris Doctor from The University of Western Australia. Gaurav also serves as a director of the Norwegian Australian Chamber of Commerce, where he actively engages with the business community.


Peter McGinty, Senior Tax and Superannuation Trainer, CA ANZ  

Peter has degrees in commerce and law from the University of Melbourne. He has more than 30 years’ experience in a chartered practice that focused on tax issues affecting family businesses, small and medium enterprises and high net worth individuals. Peter is an experienced tax trainer and is well regarded for his practical approach to staff training.   


Topic: Tax

Sub-Topic: Income Tax

Format: Recorded Webinar

Proficiency Level: Intermediate, Advanced

CPD: Upto 1.5 hours