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MYEFO provides relief on CGT and death benefits

Whilst much of the focus of the Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook (MYEFO) has been on the need to find dollars ensure the Labor Government delivers a surplus, the report has delivered some much-awaited news for the superannuation sector the final outcomes of the Commissioner’s views regarding TR 2011/D3, in particular when a pension ceases … Continue reading »

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Reflecting on SMSFs in 2011

As the 2011 year comes to a close, it’s a time to ponder where the SMSF industry has come from in the last 12 months and also where it is heading… This time last year, we had just seen the Government’s response to the Cooper Review, with many of these reforms now only 6 months … Continue reading »

Estate Planning / Pensions / Professionals / SMSF / SMSF Compliance / SMSF Strategy / Trustee education

Can you establish a reversionary pension after a pension has commenced?

The impact of  ATO draft tax ruling, TR 2011/D3 has sparked a significant amount of interest in how income streams are structured for SMSF members, in particular with those who have not originally included a tax dependant reversionary beneficiary in the original terms & conditions of the pension.  The draft ruling states that a pension will cease … Continue reading »

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Announcing the SMSF InPractice Workshops

The SMSF Academy is pleased to introduce the October 2011 half-day SMSF workshops on Pensions and Estate Planning. These SMSF workshops will work through case studies to outline key issues and strategies in these topical areas, in particular in light of the ATO’s draft ruling TR 2011/D3, when a pension commences & ceases. Due to the workshop format, numbers are … Continue reading »

Pensions / Professionals / SMSF / SMSF Strategy / Trustee education

How troubled investment times can create super opportunities

Watching the current turmoil on the investments markets is a bit like watching a car crash (you can’t look away)…  but in these troubled times, it is important to think about and strategies for members within a SMSF.  In particular, one strategy allows for a member receiving a pension to capitalise on the current down … Continue reading »

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Register for anti detriment webinar

I am pleased to announce the next SMSF Academy InPractice webinar on “Using an anti-detriment strategy effectively within a SMSF”. This one (1) hour webinar will work through: How the anti-detriment tax saving amount is calculated, including discussing the ATO’s recent view’s on this matter; Why it’s now very important to consider claiming an anti-detriment payment … Continue reading »