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Temporary incapacity can provide welcome relief

Temporary incapacity can provide welcome relief

Most of us are aware that superannuation benefits can be paid out on retirement (ie, after attaining your preservation age), as well as on suffering permanent incapacity and on death. However, many are not aware that our super savings can also provide some welcome relief on suffering temporary incapacity. Those that suffer temporary incapacity can [read more]

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2015 SMSF Association National Conference

I presented at the 2015 SMSF Association 2015 National Conference on 18 February 2015. It was a great conference and the SMSF Association should be congratulated. My seminar covered various methods of providing for children and future generations both via superannuation (including SMSFs) and outside of super via companies, trusts and other methods. In particular, [read more]

Deductible personal contributions: a critical trap!

Deductible personal contributions: a critical trap!

In certain cases, members can claim a deduction for personal contributions made to a superannuation fund. In order to claim this deduction, it is essential that the appropriate paperwork is in place. However, there is a trap that many unknowingly trigger, rendering many personal contribution deductions invalid! Background Section 290-150 of the Income Tax Assessment [read more]

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