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How a SMSF has a role in succession planning


Accumulating wealth and assets in self managed superannuation funds (SMSFs) gives rise to succession planning and associated taxation issues. Accountants and lawyers advising SMSFs must identify these and assist their clients in planning for the tax effective transmission of super interests upon the death of a member.

This paper was also presented at the Business Succession Planning seminar held in Adelaide on 29 January 2004.

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Peter Slegers CTA
Photo of author, Peter SLEGERS Peter Slegers heads Cowell Clarke’s Tax & Revenue Group. Peter advises and acts for a wide range of public and private companies, as well as the trustees of SMSFs. His areas of expertise include income tax (as it impacts on business and high net worth clients), CGT, GST, state taxes and superannuation law. Peter also undertakes succession planning work and is involved in significant business restructures. Regularly involved in advising SMSF trustees on issues associated with superannuation income streams, he is the co-author of The Tax Institute title, SMSF Income Stream Guide. - Current at 06 June 2017
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This was presented at Business Succession Planning .

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