Published on 05 Sep 13
by WESTERN AUSTRALIAN DIVISION, THE TAX INSTITUTE
Superannuation is the main source for many Australians to fund their retirement and their twilight years. Therefore, it is imperative that we remain abreast of the latest guidance, issues and strategies to provide the most appropriate advice to our clients to enable them to optimise their superannuation. This paper provides an update on various superannuation issues, including:
- the latest on contributions, including guidance from the AAT and the ATO
- the impact of any superannuation “surcharge” announced
- the extension of the pension exemption upon the death of a member
- paying out minimum pension payments
- how the 5 April 2013 announcements affect your clients.
Jemma is a Director of Cooper Partners Financial Services, heading up their SMSF specialist services. Jemma provides strategic advice on SMSFs, estate planning and wealth management to clients, as well as technical support and consultancy to accounting, legal and financial planning groups. Jemma has over 19 years experience in developing complex strategies for high net worth clients. Jemma has a Bachelor of Commerce from UWA and is a Certified Financial Planner, a Specialist Member of the SMSF Association (SMSFA), Chartered Tax Adviser (CTA) and Trusts and Estate Practitioner (TEP). Jemma is a regular presenter on superannuation and SMSFs for the Taxation Institute, Institute of Chartered Accountants, CPA and SMSFA across Australia. Jemma is the author of the Taxation Institute’s popular publication for SMSF Advisers, the SMSF Guide, now in its ninth edition, and the author and convener of the Taxation Institute’s Graduate Diploma of Applied Tax Law Advanced Superannuation Unit. Jemma was named the SMSF Adviser of the Year at the 2019 National Women in Finance awards for the third year in a row, and received the SMSF Association Chairman’s Award in February 2018 for her contribution to the industry.
- Current at
06 January 2021