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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 heads Cowell Clarke's tax and revenue practice group. He advises and acts for a wide range of public and private companies as well as for the trustees of self managed superannuation funds. Peter’s areas of expertise include: income tax (as it impacts on business and high net worth clients); capital gains tax; goods and services tax; state taxes and superannuation law. Peter is regularly involved in advising SMSF trustees on issues associated with superannuation income streams. Peter is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and the SMSF Professionals Association of Australia Ltd in addition to being a member of the Tax Institute’s South Australian State Council. - Current at 08 October 2019
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