Income generated from trust assets in the form of interest, dividends and rent is taxed in the hands of the beneficiary, making it a tax-efficient way of transferring assets to one's descendants. There is no tax implication for the individual who sets up a bare trust, since he or she gives up legal title to the assets when they are transferred to the trust.
One negative feature of a bare trust is that the beneficiaries cannot be changed once it has been set up. Another drawback is that there may be potential capital gains and inheritance tax implications in certain jurisdictions.
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