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Can I transfer my existing property and assets to a trust and company for asset protection purposes? Are there any tax consequences?

Transferring existing property and assets to a trust or company for asset protection purposes is possible, but it must be done carefully and in compliance with the law. Such transfers can have tax consequences, including capital gains tax (CGT) and stamp duty. CGT may apply if the transfer results in a capital gain, and stamp duty may be levied depending on your jurisdiction. Additionally, anti-avoidance provisions are in place to prevent tax evasion through asset transfers. It’s crucial to seek legal and tax advice before proceeding to understand the implications and ensure compliance with tax laws and regulations. Each case is unique, and a tailored approach is essential to address both asset protection and tax considerations.