Published on 05 May 06
by SOUTH AUSTRALIAN DIVISION, THE TAX INSTITUTE
This paper deals with the taxation consequences of the death of a member of a SMSF. Issues arising with death benefits are demonstrated by way of case studies. In particular the paper reviews:
- the rules relating to the payment of death benefits
- the tax consequences of payment including a consideration of Lump Sum Death Benefit ETPs
- the tax consequences of non excessive and excessive components of death benefit ETPs including RBL considerations
- the payment of pensions after the death of a member
- if an SMSF can pay pensions to children and any estate planning opportunities that might exist
- the tax consequences of a life insurance payout received by a deceased estate
- binding death benefit nominations.
Tony has been a Partner with PKF Adelaide for the last five years. Tony's principal areas of practice are Business Services, Superannuation Consulting and Financial Planning. He is an Authorised Representative of PKF Financial Services Pty Ltd and provides advice to a range of PKF clients for retirement planning and provides advice on investment and risk insurance needs for clients. He has been in Professional Practice for over 25 years.
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