This paper covers the main rules affecting benefit and estate planning issues for clients, including:
- the pension benefit - complying, allocated, flexi and other pensions, including commutation
- pre planning for pensions
- recent changes to pension rules
- binding nominations and family law risks.
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 19 September 2016
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John is a Senior Associate with Maurice Blackburn Cashman Commercial, Lawyers. He has had extensive experience in advising clients on superannuation, taxation, financial services disclosure, estate planning and trust related matters. John has written a number of articles for the Taxation in Australia Journal, CCH Super News and has presented a number of seminars covering the areas of superannuation, estate planning, and taxation law. John, together with Chris Ketsakidis, are the contributing authors of the superannuation chapters of the Australian Tax Handbook.