Veterans’ Entitlements (Special Disability Trust — Trust Deed, Reporting and Audit Requirements) Determination 2013 (No. R48/2013)

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Veterans’ Entitlements (Special Disability Trust — Trust Deed, Reporting and Audit Requirements) Determination 2013
Instrument 2013 No.R48
The Repatriation Commission:
(1) under section 33(3) of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901 — revokes the Veterans’ Entitlements (Special Disability Trust — Trust Deed, Reporting and Audit Requirements) Determination 2011; and
(2) under sections 52ZZZWC (2), 52ZZZWF (4) and 52ZZZWG(7) of the Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986, makes this determination.
 
Dated this 28                day of            June                 2013
 
 
 
 
 
 
Simon Lewis                 Shane Carmody       Major General Mark Kelly
………………………………………………………………………………………
SIMON LEWIS                  SHANE CARMODY    Major General Mark Kelly
          PSM                                                                                                 AO DSC
ACTING PRESIDENT    DEPUTY PRESIDENT                         COMMISSIONER
 
 
 
 
 
 
Contents
Part 1                    Preliminary
  1.1     Name of Determination                                                                       3
  1.2     Commencement                                                                                  3
  1.3     Revocation                                                                                         3
  1.4     Definitions                                                                                          3
  1.5    Application of Determination                                                                3
Part 2                    Trust deed requirements
  2.1     Form of the trust deed                                                                        4
  2.2     Provisions which must be included in the trust deed and the form of those provisions           4
  2.3     Provisions which cannot be included in the trust deed                          5
Part 3                    Reporting requirements
  3.1     Qualifications of persons preparing financial statements                       6
  3.2     Information that must be included in financial statements                      6
  3.3     Income tax returns                                                                              7
  3.4     Statutory Declaration                                                                          7
Part 4                    Auditing requirements
  4.1     Audit period                                                                                       8
  4.2     Qualifications of persons preparing audit                                             8
  4.3     Information that must be included in audit                                            8
 
 
Part 1                 Preliminary
  
1.1           Name of Determination
                This Determination is the Veterans’ Entitlements (Special Disability Trust — Trust Deed, Reporting and Audit Requirements) Determination 2013.
1.2           Commencement
                This Determination commences on the day after registration.
1.3           Definitions
                In this Determination:
Act means the Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986.
Australian Accounting Standards means the accounting standards issued by the Australian Accounting Standards Board.
Australian Auditing Standards means the auditing and assurance standards issued by the Auditing and Assurance Standards Board.
model trust deed means the document entitled ‘Model Trust Deed for Special Disability Trusts’ published by the Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs, as existing on 1 January 2011.
Note   The ‘Model Trust Deed for Special Disability Trusts’ is available on the Internet — see www.fahcsia.gov.au.
relevant financial year means:
                (a)    in relation to a reporting requirement — the financial year about which the trustees are required to give financial statements under subsection 52ZZZWF (1) of the Act; or
               (b)    in relation to an audit requirement — the financial year for which a person has requested an audit.
trustee corporation means each of the bodies corporate listed in Schedule 9 to the Corporations Regulations 2001.
 
1.4           Application of Determination
This Determination applies to special disability trusts established before, on or after commencement of the Determination.
Part 2                 Trust deed requirements
  
2.1           Form of the trust deed
                For paragraph 52ZZZWC(2)(a) of the Act, the form of the trust deed required for a special disability trust is the model trust deed, in writing.
2.2           Provisions which must be included in the trust deed and the form of those provisions
         (1)   For paragraph 52ZZZWC(2)(b) of the Act, the provisions which must be included in the trust deed are provisions dealing with the matters mentioned in column 2 of the following table.
 
Item
Matter
Clause of model trust deed

1
Date on which trust is made
P.1

2
Parties to the trust
P.2

3
Description of the Principal Beneficiary
1.1

4
Declaration of trust
1.2

5
Name of trust
1.3

6
Application of operative provisions
1.4

7
Duration of trust
1.5

8
Exclusion of settlors
1.7

9
Primary purpose of trust
2.1

10
Priority of Principal Beneficiary
2.2

11
Power to accumulate income
2.4

12
Contributions
3.1

13
Non‑acceptable contributions
3.2

14
Restrictions on use of trust funds
3.3

15
Prohibition on borrowing
3.4

16
Further prohibitions with regard to related parties
3.5

17
Prohibition on lending to Principal Beneficiary
3.6

18
Donor register
3.7

19
Qualifications of the trustee
5.1

20
Extent of trustee responsibility
5.5

21
Powers of trustee
6.1

22
Standard of care
6.2

23
Investment strategy
6.3

24
Requirement to keep accounts
8.1

25
Financial statements and reporting
8.2

26
Audit requirements
8.3

27
Amending the trust
9.2

28
Definitions
9.3

29
Interpretation
9.4

30
Applicable law
9.5

31
Execution
E.1

         (2)   For paragraph 52ZZZWC(2)(c) of the Act, a provision dealing with a matter mentioned in column 2 of an item of the table in subsection (1) must be in the form of the clause of the model trust deed mentioned in column 3 of that item.
2.3           Provisions which cannot be included in the trust deed
                For paragraph 52ZZZWC(2)(d) of the Act, the following provisions cannot be included in the trust deed:
                (a)    a provision that is inconsistent with a clause of the model trust deed mentioned in the table in subsection 2.2 (1);
               (b)    a provision that has the effect of overriding a clause of the model trust deed mentioned in that table.
 
Part 3                 Reporting requirements
  
3.1           Qualifications of persons preparing financial statements
                For paragraph 52ZZZWF(2)(a) of the Act, financial statements about the trust must be prepared by a person who:
                (a)    is either:
                          (i)    a member of CPA Australia, the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia or the National Institute of Accountants; or
                         (ii)    an employee of a trustee corporation who is engaged by the trustee corporation as an accountant or financial planner; and
               (b)    is not an immediate family member of:
                          (i)    the principal beneficiary of the trust; or
                         (ii)    a residuary beneficiary of the trust; or
                        (iii)    a trustee of the trust.
3.2           Information that must be included in financial statements
         (1)   For subsection 52ZZZWF(3) of the Act, the financial statements about the trust must include:
                (a)    a profit and loss statement for the relevant financial year; and
               (b)    a balance sheet with applicable notes for the relevant financial year; and
                (c)    if necessary, a depreciation schedule for each class of trust assets for the relevant financial year.
         (2)   Financial statements given in accordance with section 52ZZZWF of the Act and this Part must:
                (a)    give a true and fair view of the trust’s financial position and performance as at 30 June of the relevant financial year; and
               (b)    comply with the relevant Australian Accounting Standards.
         (3)   The financial statements about the trust must include a statement to the effect that, for the relevant financial year:
                (a)    all amounts paid out of the trust (other than amounts paid for reasonable administration expenses and taxation) were paid:
                          (i)    to meet reasonable care and accommodation needs of the principal beneficiary; or
                         (ii)    for other purposes, ancillary to meeting the reasonable care and accommodation needs of the principal beneficiary, that are necessary or desirable to facilitate the meeting of those needs; or
                        (iii)    for other purposes that are primarily for the benefit of the principal beneficiary; and
               (b)    no amount was paid out of the trust for:
                          (i)    purposes other than those mentioned in subparagraph (a) (i), (ii) or (iii); or
                         (ii)    services provided to the principal beneficiary by an immediate family member of the principal beneficiary.
3.3           Income tax returns
         (1)   Subject to subsection (2), the financial statements about the trust must be accompanied by a certified copy of the trust’s income tax return, completed and lodged in accordance with the Income Tax Assessment Act 1936 for the relevant financial year.
         (2)   If section 95AB of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1936 applies to the trust’s income, a certified copy of the trust’s income tax return is not required.
3.4           Statutory Declaration
                The financial statements about the trust must be accompanied by a statutory declaration made by all trustees of the trust to the effect that all information given in accordance with section 52ZZZWF of the Act and this Part is true and correct in all material particulars.
 
Part 4                 Auditing requirements
  
4.1           Audit period
                For paragraph 52ZZZWG (2)(b) of the Act, the audit must relate to the period specified by the person requesting the audit under subsection 52ZZZWG (3) of the Act, being a period of 1 to 5 financial years in the period of 5 financial years ending on the 30 June last preceding the request.
4.2           Qualifications of persons preparing audit
                For paragraph 52ZZZWG (5) (a) of the Act, the audit must be prepared by a person who:
                (a)    is a member of:
                          (i)    CPA Australia; or
                         (ii)    the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia; or
                        (iii)    the National Institute of Accountants; and
               (b)    is not the person who prepared, or is preparing, any of the financial statements about the trust for the relevant financial year; and
                (c)    is not an immediate family member of:
                          (i)    the principal beneficiary of the trust; or
                         (ii)    a residuary beneficiary of the trust; or
                        (iii)    a trustee of the trust.
4.3           Information that must be included in audit
         (1)   For subsection 52ZZZWG (6) of the Act, an audit must include the following information:
                (a)    a statement to the effect that the trust’s financial statements give a true and fair view of the trust’s financial position and performance as at 30 June of the relevant financial year;
               (b)    if the person requesting the audit under subsection 52ZZZWG (3) of the Act requests the audit for the purpose of determining whether the trust has met the requirements of all of the provisions of the trust deed — a statement indicating whether the trust has met the requirements of all of the provisions of the trust deed;
                (c)    if the person requesting the audit under subsection 52ZZZWG (3) of the Act requests the audit for the purpose of determining whether the trust has met the requirements of specified provisions of the trust deed — a statement indicating whether the trust has met the requirements of those specified provisions of the trust deed.
               (2)    Information mentioned in subsection (1) must comply with the relevant Australian Auditing Standards.
 
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