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There is a little known rule that can have huge implications for self-managed superannuation funds (SMSFs), particularly when it comes to reversionary pensions. This paper provides the crucial 'must know' details. Read more
We compare the option of a director nominating an alternate director in contrast to nominating a successor director in a self-managed superannuation fund ('SMSF') context to determine which is better. In the first section, we will explore the role of ... Read more
This article covers the main ways a person becomes a disqualified person, the consequences of disqualification and the options available to those who are disqualified. (We refer to a trustee in this article as covering both individual trustees of an ... Read more
The new law pertaining to 'ipso facto' clauses came into operation on 1 July 2018. This article highlights the relevance of the new law for SMSFs. Note that the law in this area is complex and a detailed and careful analysis is required to properly ... Read more
A recent unanimous decision of the Full Federal Court represents a major win for SMSFs and taxpayers on the topic of the sole purpose test. This decision overturns the primary judge's decision at first instance in Aussiegolfa Pty Ltd v Commissioner ... Read more
On 24 May 2018, the Government announced a 12 month superannuation guarantee (SG) amnesty that proposes to give employers an opportunity to rectify past SG non-compliance without penalty. Read more
The Treasury Laws Amendment (Reducing Pressure On Housing Affordability Measures No. 1) Act 2017 (Cth), which introduces downsizer contributions and the First Home Super Saver Scheme, received royal assent on 13 December 2017. This article discusses ... Read more
DANIEL BUTLER | FRIDAY, 15 APR 2016
The proposed $1.6 million superannuation balance cap will, if introduced, result in substantial changes from 1 July 2017 and is likely to generate significantly more tax on the payment of death benefits. DBA Lawyers' director Daniel Butler provides ... Read more
Ahead of this weekend's election, the Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CA ANZ) wants both major political parties to commit to dumping the annual superannuation contribution cap for the benefit of women.
At first glance, the government's superannuation plan for homebuyers seemed a compelling proposition, but concrete analysis has revealed that at best it's only a marginal measure.
Homeownership rates have plummeted, but unions and industry groups have had a negative response to Scott Morrison's last-ditch pitch to 'aspirational Australians'.
The Morrison government has said it will expand the downsizer superannuation scheme by reducing the minimum eligibility age if re-elected this weekend.
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Heading one of the country's largest sustainable investors wasn't something Peter Chun ever envisioned for himself, but that's just a bonus of taking on the role he describes as a perfect fit - chief executive of UniSuper. Jamie Williamson writes.
As super funds prepare to publish their retirement income strategies to comply with the new Retirement Income Covenant, the next question is what are ...
Inadequate retirement planning is a very real issue for thousands of people both in Australia and globally, but there are ways of making the process more ...
Inflation is being felt around the world, and central banks are responding accordingly. Here's a wrap up of rate changes and the latest on inflation.
In response to the evolving ESG landscape, the skills and competency of directors and boards will need to quickly evolve to include the expertise and ...