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Managing tax losses in an SMSF - impact of Payne's decision

Managing tax losses in an SMSF – impact of Payne’s decision

A recent decision Re Trustee for the Payne Superannuation Fund and FCT [2015] AATA 58 examines how the ATO are examining whether SMSFs are appropriately carrying forward tax losses and apportioning expenses when they are partly in pension mode. Prior to analysing the implications of this decision, we will first examine a general overview of [read more]

Another BDBN fails due to poor SMSF documents

Another BDBN fails due to poor SMSF documents

Munro v Munro [2015] QSC 61 is the latest case involving a binding death benefit nomination (‘BDBN’) that was held not to be binding. This case is a very important decision as it confirms that BDBNs for self managed superannuation funds (‘SMSF’) can last indefinitely. The facts Mr Barrie Munro practised as a solicitor during [read more]

WA Court of Appeal hands down appeal decision for Ioppolo v Conti: the implications are critical

WA Court of Appeal hands down appeal decision for Ioppolo v Conti: the implications are critical!

In late 2013, the WA Supreme Court handed the decision of Ioppolo v Conti [2013] WASC 389. It contained many important implications for SMSF advisers. The decision was appealed and on Tuesday the WA Court of Appeal handed down the outcome of the appeal in Ioppolo v Conti [2015] WASCA 45. This article discusses some [read more]

Recent case provides valuable insights for SMSFs

Recent case provides valuable insights for SMSFs

The recent decision of Deputy Commissioner of Taxation v Lyons [2014] FCA 1353 provides various insights for self managed superannuation fund trustees, as explained in this article. Facts of decision On 6 June 2008, the Lyons Family Superannuation Fund (‘Fund’) was registered as a self managed superannuation fund. At all relevant times, Mr Lyons and [read more]