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The Ralph Report: life insurance changes

Published on 01 Nov 99 by "TAXATION IN AUSTRALIA" JOURNAL ARTICLE

The changes for Life Insurance Companies are considerably different to those canvassed in the Ralph second discussion paper released in February 1999. One of the major changes from the discussion paper is that there has been a recognition that superannuation should be taxed in the same manner irrespective of the vehicle through which superannuation investment is canvassed, and other changes are contained in the mechanics or administration. Annuitants, pensioners and superannuation fund policyholders will be substantially left alone.

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Andrew MILLS
Andrew Mills FTIA (Life) is Managing Director of tax specialist firm Greenwoods & Freehills Pty Limited where he advises clients on a range of domestic and international tax issues, primarily in the financial services sector. His career spans over 25 years and includes periods in the Australian Taxation Office, as well as corporate and professional services organisations. Andrew was President of the Taxation Institute of Australia for 2006/2007 and is also a part time lecturer in the Masters of Law course at the University of Sydney in taxation. He is the Taxation Institute’s representative on Treasury’s Tax Treaties Advisory Panel and has spoken and written on international tax issues in a number of forums.
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