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Succession Planning Webinar

On Friday 5 August 2022, Bryce Figot, Special Counsel of DBA Lawyers, will be presenting an SMSF Succession Planning Webinar. Bryce will present a face-to-face practical, step-by-step guide on how to ensure that a member’s SMSF benefits are appropriately dealt with upon their incapacity or death. It is designed for financial planners, accountants, auditors, SMSF [read more]

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Employee or contractor –– High Court focus on contract v. multi-factors –– Part 2

The law in relation to who is an employee or independent contractor has developed over many years both here in Australia and overseas. Several recent Australian High Court decisions provide greater clarity on this distinction which we discuss below. Employee v contractor ­­– PAYG & SG – Part 1 Note that this is the second [read more]

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Tasmania introducing foreign person land tax and duty changes

Overview The Tasmanian Government has recently introduced legislation to impose a Foreign Investor Land Tax Surcharge, a commitment from the 2021 state election. There has also been legislation introduced that would amend the Foreign Investor Duty Surcharge for Tasmania. This article acts as a brief simplified overview as there are complexities that must be considered [read more]

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SMSF Association 2022 National Conference

The SMSF Association 2022 National Conference was held last week in Adelaide. I commend the SMSF Association for putting on such a great conference event, not just this year but every year! This year was particularly enjoyable being a back ‘in person’ event. At this year’s conference, Daniel Butler, Shaun Backhaus and I presented sessions. [read more]

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