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March 7, 2017
Super Reforms #3: Commutation of Pensions

The super reforms include a new $1.6m transfer cap that limits the amount of super assets that can be moved into the pension phase and generate tax-free earnings. Additionally, many of the tax benefits associated

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February 28, 2017
Super Reforms #2: Contributions post 30 June 2017

My first article in this series outlined up-coming changes to super contributions caps. As a member of a super fund or trustee of a self-managed super fund (SMSF), you should consider very carefully how these

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February 21, 2017
Super Reforms #1: Contribution caps pre 30 June 2017

Concessional (pre-tax) and non-concessional (post-tax) super contribution caps reduce considerably from July 1, 2017. Concessional caps drop from the current amount of $30k or $35k p.a. (depending on your age) to $25k p.a. across the

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November 15, 2016
New NSW Land Tax Surcharge: are you affected?

If you are a residential land owner or have landholding in trusts, then this tip is for you. To avoid a new NSW land tax surcharge you may need to consider – before 31 December

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March 15, 2016
Estate Planning #5 of 5: Testamentary Trusts & Asset Protection

Testamentary Trusts are commonly utilised for their tax benefits and for controlling the distribution of funds to beneficiaries including minors and individuals who may be at risk or not capable of managing their financial affairs.

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February 9, 2016
Estate Planning #4 of 5: Forgotten Assets and Liability – Loans

Forgotten loans and other liabilities can cause considerable heartache if they are not afforded due consideration in your estate planning. In the absence of appropriate structuring, commercial loans may be ‘called’ by the lender and

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