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Tips and traps on transferring life estate interests to an SMSF

Tips and traps on transferring life estate interests to an SMSF

There has been recent press publicity regarding SMSF members transferring life estate interests in business real property (‘BRP’) by way of an in kind or ‘in specie’ contributions to self managed superannuation funds (‘SMSF’). This article briefly examines some of the key points relating to these transactions and provides an update on my latest experience [read more]

Preserve the intended control of a company using successor directors

Preserve the intended control of a company using successor directors

Small private companies are widely used to manage and control financial affairs. At times they are used as companies in their own right, but they are also commonly used as trustees for SMSFs, family trusts and unit trusts. Regardless of whether a company acts as trustee or not, the directors hold day-to-day control over the [read more]

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