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Estate planning and superannuation paper

Published on 08 Feb 13 by WESTERN AUSTRALIAN DIVISION, THE TAX INSTITUTE

In the Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook in November 2012 a significant change was announced by the Treasurer with respect to pensions and tax in superannuation. This was in response to substantial lobbying by the industry to clarify certain areas of TR 2011/D3 and provide certainty to superannuation fund members. This is a welcome announcement from the Government, however further areas are yet to be confirmed that are important from an estate planning perspective within superannuation and need to be considered in detail.

This paper outlines the following:

  • what the MYEFO announcement actually means for your clients
  • the actuarial requirements within a fund upon the passing of a member
  • the interaction of the pension exemption and the treatment of taxation components in superannuation
  • strategies available to enhance benefits from an estate planning perspective.

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Jemma Sanderson CTA
Jemma Sanderson 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 30 January 2020
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