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Can a deed be made electronically?

In this article I am keen to answer key questions regarding the very old-fashioned legal tradition of deeds and how they interact with modern practices such as: Can a deed be executed electronically? If a lawyer drafts a 50 page deed and emails it to a client as a PDF file, if only one page [read more]

Death benefits dependant: Can an interdependency relationship exist between deceased child and parent

Death benefits dependant: Can an interdependency relationship exist between deceased child and parent?

This article looks at whether a parent and deceased child can be in an interdependency relationship for the purpose of satisfying the definition of death benefits dependant in the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997 (Cth) (‘ITAA97’). This article follows the AAT decision in TBCL and Commissioner of Taxation (Taxation) [2016] AATA 264 (‘TBCL’). [read more]

PCG 2016/5 and non-bank LRBAs — SMSFs get an extension to rectify

PCG 2016/5 and non-bank LRBAs — SMSFs get an extension to rectify

ATO extends the deadline to 31 January 2017 The ATO extension to 31 January 2017 is most welcome to alleviate the concerns that many SMSFs are facing in view of the need to act swiftly to clean up related party and non-bank limited recourse borrowing arrangements (‘LRBA’). Many SMSFs in particular have had to look [read more]

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