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The $1.6m transfer balance cap explained

Publication date: 11 Oct 16 | Source: CCH TAX WEEK

Issue: Issue 40, 7 Oct 2016

Pages: pp. 1-6

Abstract:

The Department of Treasury on 27 September 2016 released the second tranche of exposure draft legislation and explanatory material in relation to the federal government’s proposed superannuation reforms. These materials provide long-awaited detail on the workings of the $1.6m transfer balance cap measure.

This article explains some key take-away points about this measure.

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Daniel Butler CTA
Photo of author, Daniel BUTLER Dan is one of Australia's leading SMSF lawyers and has worked predominantly in the SMSF, tax and related fields for over 30 years. He is a regular presenter on SMSF topics and has published extensively in professional journals including contributing a monthly article on SMSFs to the Taxation in Australia and other media. Dan is a member of the ATO's Superannuation Industry Relationship Network (SIRN), the Chair of The Tax Institute's National Superannuation Committee, a member of the Law Institute of Victoria's Tax Committee, and is involved with a number of other tax and SMSF committees. Dan presents on the subject Taxation of Superannuation at the University of Melbourne's Master of Laws/Tax program. Dan is also a CTA and a Specialist SMSF Advisor. - Current at 30 August 2017
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Daniel Butler CTA
Dan is one of Australia's leading SMSF lawyers and has worked predominantly in the SMSF, tax and related fields for over 30 years. He is a regular presenter on SMSF topics and has published extensively in professional journals including contributing a monthly article on SMSFs to the Taxation in Australia and other media. Dan is a member of the ATO's Superannuation Industry Relationship Network (SIRN), the Chair of The Tax Institute's National Superannuation Committee, a member of the Law Institute of Victoria's Tax Committee, and is involved with a number of other tax and SMSF committees. Dan presents on the subject Taxation of Superannuation at the University of Melbourne's Master of Laws/Tax program. Dan is also a CTA and a Specialist SMSF Advisor. - Current at 30 August 2017
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Bryce Figot CTA
Bryce is a Director at leading SMSF law firm DBA Lawyers. He practices predominantly in taxation and superannuation law, particularly the law of SMSFs. He is regularly quoted and published in the Australian Financial Review, the Herald Sun, CCH and LexisNexis publications, and elsewhere in the financial press. He presents extensively to accountants, financial planners and lawyers Australia-wide. Bryce has worked with DBA Lawyers since 2003. He holds both a bachelor degree and a masters degree in law and is an accredited Specialist SMSF Advisor. - Current at 30 August 2017
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