Seminar & webinar: Taxation of trusts – 4 CPD hours – Oct 2015


In this seminar, Piet Nel will revisit the law of the taxation of trusts, including the principles in relation to the beneficiaries of trusts. Amongst others, Piet will deal with the conduit principle, interest free loans, the use of multiple trusts, services rendered through a trust and the reduction of debt.

The use of trust as estate planning tool will be will also be covered, as well other taxes such as donations tax, transfer duty and withholding taxes (dividends and interest). The disclosure requirements in the tax return (ITR12T) will also covered.

Course content

The below content will be covered during this seminar:

1. Understanding trusts

  • The parties to the trust (trust, trustees and beneficiaries)
  • The significance of the trust deed (inter vivos, mortis causa, vested or discretionary rights)
  • The consequences of the trust being a person for tax purposes
  • Special trusts
  • The conduit principle codified
  • Accounting treatment vs tax treatment
  • Vesting
  • The fact that the parties are connected persons

2. Normal income tax

  • Residency of a trust
  • Section 7
  • Attribution of capital gains
  • To spouse, parent, ‘donor’ or resident
  • To beneficiary
  • Dividends – the dividends tax and the treatment of foreign dividends and vested dividends
  • Reduction of debt
  • Non-resident beneficiaries
  • Multiple trusts

3. Services rendered through a trust

  • The proviso to paragraph (c) of the definition of gross income
  • Personal service provider
  • Are the trustees employees? The beneficiaries?

4. The trust in estate planning

  • Property competent to dispose of and the alter ego trust (Rees 5)
  • Limited interests

5. The other taxes

  • Donations tax – The Krok trust decision
  • The withholding taxes – interest and royalties
  • Transfer duty – Changing beneficiaries
  • Securities transfer tax
  • Value-added tax

Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

This event and successful completion of the online assessment will secure 4 hours verifiable output CPD points/units for members of professional bodies like SAICA, CIMA, SAIPA, SAIBA, ACCA, FPI, CSSA, LSSA, FISA, ICBA, IAC, AAT.


OPTION 1 – Seminar

  • 2015 CPD subscribers: Free (use your promo code when registering for this event)
  • SAIT members: R 885.00
  • Non-members: R 985.00

OPTION 2 – Dedicated webinar broadcast

  • 2015 CPD subscribers: Free (use your promo code when registering for this event)
  • SAIT members: R 370.00
  • Non-members: R 450.00

OPTION 3 – DVD and electronic course notes

This CPD event will be recorded and available to purchase on DVD from 23 October 2015.

  • SAIT members: R 595.00
  • Non-members: R 650.00

Click here to purchase the DVD.

When and where

All seminars will run from 09h00 to 13h00.

  • 07 October 2015 – Pretoria
  • 09 October 2015 – Roodepoort
  • 12 October 2015 – Johannesburg
  • 13 October 2015 – Online webinar
  • 14 October 2015 – Polokwane
  • 19 October 2015 – Durban
  • 20 October 2015 – Boksburg
  • 21 October 2015 – Port Elizabeth
  • 26 October 2015 – Cape Town

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