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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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January 28, 2016
Estate Planning #3 of 5: Taxation – Death Benefits & CGT

No such thing as death duties in Australia? Ha! Death frequently results in a member’s balance needing to be paid out of the superannuation fund. When it’s paid to someone other than a financial dependant,

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November 18, 2015
Estate Planning #2 of 5: Your Super and your Will

It is commonly assumed that upon your passing, your superannuation will simply follow the other assets in your Will to form part of your estate, and that control of your superannuation will be assumed by

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November 4, 2015
Estate Planning #1 of 5: Obtaining family alignment

Earlier this year I suggested that your accountant is well-positioned to play the role of ‘cornerstone contact’ or central coordinator in your estate planning. The high level of interest from our readers has been the

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What is a ‘cornerstone contact’ and why do you need one?
March 17, 2015
What is a ‘cornerstone contact’ and why do you need one?

In last month’s newsletter, we suggested that you consider your accountant as the cornerstone contact for your estate planning. This was surprising for some, as estate planning is a service that is almost universally considered

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December 3, 2014
5 steps to a “hassle free” tax Christmas

1. Spontaneous, well thought through team gifts The key to Christmas presents for your team is to keep the gift spontaneous, ad hoc, and from a tax perspective, below $300 per person. $300 is the

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