Trusts

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The prices below indicate the average range and base rate you can expect to pay for a standard transaction. These prices are a guide only, to help you budget for your transaction. Please contact us any time to discuss your requirements and scope out a more actual fee for your specific circumstances.

All relationship property matters require a retainer payment at the time of engagement.

*All price exclude GST and disbursements.

**Terms and conditions apply.

Service Standard Price
Formation of Family Trust – Trust Deed $1,000 to $2,000
Declaration of Trust  $900 to $1,300
Opening Minutes $200 to $350
Trustee Resolutions $200 to $350
Transfer of property to trust – no discharge or mortgage $850
Transfer of property to trust – discharge but no new mortgage $990
Transfer of property to trust – discharge and new mortgage $1,195
Acknowledgment of debt and initial gifting – one person $280
Acknowledgment of debt and initial gifting – two people $410
Annual gifting – one person $230
Annual gifting – two people $390
Annual Administration $295
Winding up and deed of distribution with minutes of meeting $850
Memorandum of Guidance for Trustees  $250 to $400
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Trustees’ Duties

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Trustee Liability – Charitable Trusts

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Gift duty to be repealed – making gifting to your trust free!

The Government is considering repealing gift duty. Gift duty is a tax that you must pay when you give away more than $27,000 worth of property in one year. This may be by cash, forgiving [...]

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