Published on 06 Jun 03
by WESTERN AUSTRALIAN DIVISION, THE TAX INSTITUTE
The Family Law Legislation Amendment (Superannuation) Act 2001 introduced a new variable to property settlements upon a marriage breakdown. The long awaited inclusion of superannuation interests into the property pool has highlighted potential tax traps for the unwary.
This seminar paper provides an insight into how the legislative changes impact upon the treatment of superannuation interests and the role accountants, financial planners and legal advisers in the process including:
- how to include superannuation in your property settlement
- the tax implications of deciding to split your superannuation
- RBL planning issues
- the availability of tax concessions.
Chelsea has been with Deacons since April 2001. Her main areas of practice are superannuation and taxation. In superannation, she provides advice to clients on matters ranging from establishment of superannuation funds to ongoing fund compliance. Her experience in taxation law matters includes advising on trusts, capital gains tax planning and estate planning. Chelsea has presented various client seminars and in-house training seminars for superannuation industry participants. Current at 10 April 2003
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