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Tax Q&A: Superannuation: death benefits nominations - ruling from the grave

Published on 01 Mar 00 by "TAXATION IN AUSTRALIA" JOURNAL ARTICLE

The introduction of the Superannuation Amendment Act 1999 not only allows a member of a fund to nominate who is to receive their benefits upon death, but to bind the fund trustee to pay the benefits with a Death Benefit nomination ("DBN"). This Q&A considers how a member can control or influence the payment of their superannuation death benefits, the advantages of a DBN and the drawbacks of the new system.

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Andrew O'BRYAN
Andrew O’Bryan FTIA is the Head of Taxation, Superannuation, and Family Business and Wealth Management Practice Groups at Hall and Wilcox. Andrew provides advice on the application of a wide range of taxation matters including income tax, FBT, CGT, tax audits, structuring and restructuring of business and transactions, superannuation, state equivalent tax regimes, retirement planning, business succession, estate planning, liquidations and reconstructions, and corporatisation and privatisation.
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Anita IOANNIDES
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Chris KETSAKIDIS
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