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Impact of the superannuation reforms on market linked pensions

Transfer balance cap modifications As the Treasury Laws Amendment (Fair and Sustainable Superannuation) Act 2016 is now law, it is critical that advisers consider and discuss the implications of the superannuation reforms on market linked pension with relevant fund members before 30 June 2017. While the capped defined benefit income stream modifications apply to lifetime [read more]

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Advantages of the DBA Lawyers SMSF deed

DBA Lawyers is Australia’s leading SMSF law firm. We have been refining our SMSF deed for well over 20 years, making it the best SMSF deed available. Additionally, our SMSF deed contains numerous ‘value-added’ advantages that set it apart. Accordingly, our SMSF deed offers many benefits that are not found anywhere else. All of the [read more]

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Don’t get left behind — get your pension documents in shape for 1 July 2017

DBA Lawyers has recently been inundated with requests for up to date pension documents. Our suite of pension documents is fully up to date, including partial commutation documents with a tick-a-box option allowing the partial commutation of pension capital to just under a member’s personal transfer balance cap. Also, changes to the Superannuation Industry (Supervision) [read more]

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Lump sum payment arising from a partial commutation

Co-author by Daniel Butler, Director, DBA Lawyers Introduction The treatment of a lump sum payment arising from the partial commutation of a pension will be significantly impacted by the super reform measures. This article examines changes from 1 July 2017. Background — lump sums arising from a partial commutation A benefit payment arising from the [read more]

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TRIS strategies after 1 July 2017

Co-author Gary Chau, Lawyer, DBA Lawyers A transition to retirement income stream (‘TRIS’) provides an easy way to access superannuation savings. Various TRIS strategies have developed in recent years which may change following the super reforms that commence on 1 July 2017. This article examines a number of popular strategies and considers the likely impact [read more]

Reversionary pensions

Reversionary pensions and the super reforms

Introduction Superannuation law is currently undergoing the most significant period of change since mid-2007. As a consequence of the Federal Government’s reform measures, including the $1.6 million transfer balance cap (‘TBC’), it is important that the succession plans of fund members are reviewed as soon as possible so that appropriate and tax effective succession arrangements [read more]

Impact of the superannuation reforms on legacy pensions(1)

Impact of the superannuation reforms on legacy pensions

Rebecca James, Special Counsel Transfer balance cap modifications As the Treasury Laws Amendment (Fair and Sustainable Superannuation) Act 2016 is now law, it is critical that advisers have an understanding of the impact of the superannuation reforms on legacy pensions. In particular, the specified defined benefit pension modifications apply to lifetime pensions, fixed term (life [read more]

Death benefit pensions and the $1.6 million transfer balance cap

Death benefit pensions and the $1.6 million transfer balance cap

Introduction The Federal Government’s $1.6 million transfer balance cap (‘TBC’) measure is likely to adversely impact couples who have pension entitlements exceeding $1.6 million. This articles outlines some of the implications in relation to death benefit pensions. The key TBC provisions are in div 294 of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997 (Cth) (‘ITAA 1997’) inserted [read more]

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Pension changes — are your pension documents up to date?

By Daniel Butler ([email protected]), Director, DBA Lawyers The recent superannuation reforms substantially impact existing pensions from 1 July 2017. This means that pension documents will need to be updated prior to 1 July 2017 to reflect the latest changes and new pensions implemented from 1 July 2017 will also need to reflect the latest changes. [read more]