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Recent change to the tax treatment of income from super in a testamentary trust

Recent change to the tax treatment of income from super in a testamentary trust

Overview The article focuses on the tax treatment of superannuation proceeds that are paid to a testamentary trusts and the interaction of div 6AA of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1936 (Cth) (ITAA 1936’) which covers excepted trust income (‘ETI’). This is an important topic because unless a minor beneficiary is an excepted person or [read more]

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

Electronic execution of deeds by individuals and companies due to COVID-19 temporary relief measures

In this episode of the DBA Lawyers Podcast, we discuss electronic execution of deeds, making an effective binding death benefit nomination (‘BDBN’) and the possibility of SMSFs providing rental relief due to COVID-19. Firstly, we discuss the new temporary relief legislation made by the New South Wales (‘NSW’), Victorian and the Federal governments to allow [read more]

DBA Lawyers’ Annual Update Service for SMSF deeds

DBA Lawyers’ Annual Update Service for SMSF deeds

On 1 July 2020, DBA Lawyers will make available the latest version of our SMSF governing rules for all Annual Update Service subscribers. In addition to covering all relevant legal changes (including superannuation law, case law and ATO materials), the latest version of our SMSF governing rules includes many value-added features such as new COVID-19 [read more]

Electronic execution of deeds by individuals

Electronic execution of deeds by companies

In the context of social distancing and the ‘work-from-home’ culture COVID-19 has demanded, corporations have had to adapt their standard means of holding meetings and executing deeds. Accordingly, on 5 May 2020, Josh Frydenberg, made a determination under the new s 1362A of the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) (‘CA’) called the Corporations (Coronavirus Economic Response) Determination [read more]

Advantages of the DBA Lawyers SMSF deed (2020-21)

Advantages of the DBA Lawyers SMSF deed (2020-21)

  DBA Lawyers provides the best SMSF governing rules and related documents, with numerous value-added features. This article briefly explains why our SMSF documents are the best available. Recent changes to DBA Lawyers’ SMSF governing rules Our latest DBA Lawyers’ SMSF governing rules (version 2020/21) comes with the following upgrades: enhanced binding death benefit nomination [read more]