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HMRC internal manual

Trusts, Settlements and Estates Manual

Introduction to trusts: supplementary deeds: reasons for supplementary deeds

About supplementary deeds

There are many names for supplementary deeds. Some do not always reflect the true nature of the deed. TSEM1815 onwards has details of various types.

A deed can affect the taxation of

  • trustees
  • beneficiaries
  • settlor

Other reasons for a deed include

  • ending a trust. This could have Capital Gains Tax implications. Details are at CG37300 onwards. External customers can find this guidance at
  • appointing new trustees. The new trustees may be resident outside the United Kingdom
  • removing beneficiaries
  • adding beneficiaries
  • adding excluded persons
  • transferring capital to another existing trust
  • transferring income to another existing trust
  • adding administrative provisions
  • changing the law applying from the law of England and Wales to a foreign law