Published on 09 Nov 12
by WESTERN AUSTRALIAN DIVISION, THE TAX INSTITUTE
With the ability for taxpayers to commence a pension upon attaining their preservation age, there are numerous opportunities and strategies available to consider. However, pension strategies within a fund also need to be considered carefully in light of the minimum (and maximum) pension requirements, as well as the estate planning implications. This paper outlines some of the main strategies with respect to pensions, as well as the areas to be aware of and consider in detail to ensure that the advantages of such strategies are not lost.