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SMSFs and rent relief due to COVID-19 and how to make a BDBN without witnessing

SMSFs investing in Unit Trusts – Tips and traps to watch out for

In this episode of the DBA Lawyers Podcast, Zacharia Galloway, Lawyer and Shaun Backhaus, Lawyer, discuss SMSFs investing in unit trusts including 50-50 unit trusts and non-geared unit trusts (NGUT). Unit trusts are a popular investment vehicle for SMSFs as it allows for SMSFs to enter into investments with both related and unrelated parties. There [read more]

SMSFs and rent relief due to COVID-19 and how to make a BDBN without witnessing

Family Law Superannuation Splitting – How it works and what to consider

In this episode of the DBA Lawyers Podcast, Zacharia Galloway, Lawyer and William Fettes, Senior Associate, discuss family law superannuation splitting in respect of SMSFs. Where a relationship breakdown occurs, special attention must be given to the splitting of the superannuation benefits as there are quite a number issues to consider. In this episode, William [read more]

SMSFs and rent relief due to COVID-19 and how to make a BDBN without witnessing

Breaking down Aussiegolfa Pty Ltd (Trustee) v Commissioner of Taxation [2018] FCAFC 122

In this episode of the DBA Lawyers Podcast, Bryce Figot, Special Counsel and Shaun Backhaus, Lawyer discuss the case of Aussiegolfa Pty Ltd (Trustee) v Commissioner of Taxation [2018] FCAFC 122 (‘Aussiegolfa’). Bryce and Shaun discuss the in-house asset issue, explain what the case tells us about the sole purpose test and also discuss how advisers [read more]

SMSFs and rent relief due to COVID-19 and how to make a BDBN without witnessing

What to look for in a company constitution

 In this episode of the DBA Lawyers Podcast, Daniel Butler, Director and Shaun Backhaus, Lawyer discuss what to look for in a company constitution and some of the value-added features of the DBA Lawyers’ constitution. It pays to obtain quality when obtaining a constitution, especially the many value-added strategies and features that you can [read more]

SMSFs and rent relief due to COVID-19 and how to make a BDBN without witnessing

Foreign purchaser duty and land tax — a complex web of State taxes

In this episode of the DBA Lawyers Podcast, Bryce Figot, Special Counsel and Shaun Backhaus, Lawyer, discuss the foreign purchaser duty and land tax surcharges that have been adopted by various states and territories. The foreign purchaser duty and land tax provisions are additional surcharges that, broadly, are applied to foreign persons purchasing residential property [read more]

SMSFs and rent relief due to COVID-19 and how to make a BDBN without witnessing

Understanding the DBA Lawyers SMSF deed

Bryce Figot and Daniel Butler provide you with an insight into the many value-added features of the DBA Lawyers SMSF deed. They are both wanting to ensure our adviser clients can provide the best service to their SMSF clients having a deeper understanding of the strategies that can be unlocked by using our SMSF deed. [read more]

SMSFs and rent relief due to COVID-19 and how to make a BDBN without witnessing

Contributions age tests, testamentary trusts and the importance of the original trust deed

In this episode of the DBA Lawyers Podcast, we discuss the recent changes to contribution age tests, amendments to the treatment of excepted trust income in testamentary trusts and the recent case of Sutton v NRS(J) Pty Ltd [2020] NSWSC 826 regarding lost trust deeds. Firstly, we discuss making contributions and some of the recent changes to [read more]