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Published on 17 Oct 08
by VICTORIAN DIVISION, THE TAX INSTITUTE
Note: This paper was delivered at both the Victorian and Tasmanian Conventions in 2008 (9-11 October and 17-18 October respectively).
Having a detailed understanding of the contribution and cashing rules for superannuation can allow you to maximise strategies and avoid problems, including when a member dies. This paper addresses some of the more common questions raised by advisers and also highlights certain benefits and opportunities for clients. Topics covered include:
know the ‘bring forward rule'
utilising the transitional concessional contribution cap
understanding the ‘Retirement' condition of release
angel of death withdrawal strategy
death benefit nominations
trustee discretions when paying benefits.
Vesna Pavlovic is the National Technical Services Manager at Mercer Wealth
Solutions - a division of Mercer (Australia) Pty Ltd. She has been in the
Financial Services industry for over 20 years, and provides technical
support to financial planners in the areas of superannuation, retirement
incomes, social security, insurance and estate planning. Current at 18 February 2009
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