• Should you own your farmland in Super?

Should you own your farmland in Super?

February 8th, 2020|Comments Off on Should you own your farmland in Super?

A common frustration experienced by primary producers is that they cannot use their super savings in their business. Not being able to access your retirement savings until you are 60 (generally) and retired, can feel like you are diverting capital away from where it is needed. One way around this issue is to own farmland in your Self-Managed Super Fund (SMSF).

  • Why you need to update your SMSF Deed

Why you need to update your SMSF Deed

January 24th, 2020|Comments Off on Why you need to update your SMSF Deed

You need an SMSF Deed that keeps pace with legislative and common law changes. A lot of the sophisticated strategies are only possible if your SMSF Deed is up-to-date and written carefully.

Why you need a succession plan for your SMSF

December 13th, 2019|Comments Off on Why you need a succession plan for your SMSF

The trustee of your SMSF is all-powerful. The trustee decides how much money you can put in the fund, who else can join, how your money is invested, how much gets paid out to you and when, and finally who gets what’s left over when you die. So how do you ensure the trustee of your fund continues to do the right thing when you can no longer be involved? There are a number of strategies you need to have in place

  • Avoid Surcharge Land Tax in NSW – Exclude Foreign Beneficiaries from Your Discretionary Trust

Avoid Surcharge Land Tax in NSW – Exclude Foreign Beneficiaries from Your Discretionary Trust

November 27th, 2019|Comments Off on Avoid Surcharge Land Tax in NSW – Exclude Foreign Beneficiaries from Your Discretionary Trust

If you hold residential land in NSW in a discretionary trust, chances are you will be subject to surcharge land tax due to changes that take effect at midnight on 31 December 2019. We can help you avoid the surcharge.

  • Are you breaching the Privacy Act?

Are you breaching the Privacy Act?

November 27th, 2019|Comments Off on Are you breaching the Privacy Act?

Are you protecting your employee’s personal information? If not, you may be breaching your obligations under the Privacy Act 1988.

  • Our answers to your top 5 questions about Private Ancillary Funds

Our answers to your top 5 questions about Private Ancillary Funds

November 22nd, 2019|Comments Off on Our answers to your top 5 questions about Private Ancillary Funds

Do you want to be more strategic in your charitable giving, make a real impact on the community and create a lasting legacy as part of your family’s story? Private Ancillary Funds (PAFs) can be a great option to achieve these goals. To help you decided whether PAF is right for you, we’ve pulled together our answers to 5 questions we are frequently asked by those considering establishing a PAF.

Mind the gap: private child support agreements and how they can work for you

November 14th, 2019|Comments Off on Mind the gap: private child support agreements and how they can work for you

If you are separating from your spouse, and assuming the primary role of looking after your kids, then one of the most important issues you need to understand is how child support works. At its most basic level, the purpose of child support is to protect your kids from the economic impact of your separation. There are both advantages and disadvantages to private child support agreements, depending on your circumstances and what you hope to achieve by entering into one.

  • I’m an executor, what do I do?

I’m an executor, what do I do?

October 24th, 2019|Comments Off on I’m an executor, what do I do?

Disputes involving executors of deceased estates are increasing. Usually, a trusted family member or friend appointed as an executor is just trying to do the right thing by their loved one. So, what are they doing wrong? Read on to find out how you must perform your duties as an executor.

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