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Proposed new exemption from work test for superannuation contributions by over 65s
12 November 18
The government has released draft legislation that provides more scope for contributions to superannuation once someone has turned 65. Generally, the trustee of a superannuation fund can only accept a contribution for someone who has turned 65 (and is under 75) if they satisfy the work test in the year of the contribution (worked at least 40 hours in a consecutive 30-day period).
Will your pension be reversionary if you can’t find the pension documents?
11 September 18
The recent decision of Re Narumon Pty Ltd raises the question of what a trustee’s obligation is when continuing to pay a pension to a nominated reversionary beneficiary, or otherwise paying a death benefit, in circumstances where documentation is missing or incomplete.
Concerned about CGT when selling an inherited property? The ATO is here to help
10 September 18
As a general rule, the trustees and beneficiaries of a deceased estate are able to disregard any CGT implications from the sale of a deceased person’s principal residence, provided the sale of that property settles within two years of the deceased’s death.