Estate Planning

Think about estate planning and you automatically think about your will. A current will is vital to ensuring that your estate is distributed according to your wishes, and in the most effective manner. Without a valid will you risk not providing for your beneficiaries in the way in which you envisaged.

An effective estate plan however is not just about your will. Many assets will not be distributed according to your will. Your family home (if owned jointly) is a good example. Your superannuation funds are also not an estate asset and the treatment of these funds upon death can be quite different to your other assets.

An effective estate plan will consider your overall situation and beneficiaries, special circumstances, how your estate will be funded and the taxation treatment of benefits

  • September update of latest COVID-19 initiatives.

    With the ending of a number of the original COVID-19 relief and stimulus initiatives, August and the beginning of September has seen the release of new plans to move into the post-September period. Links to these updates and changes are listed below.

  • Update of Superannuation contribution rules from July 1, 2020.

    The rules around Superannuation contribution change almost every year, so it is important that taxpayers know what these changes mean to them.

  • More than $31bn paid under early super release

    The government’s early super release scheme shows no signs of slowing down, with almost 90,000 release applications received by super funds in the first week of August and more than $700 million in payments made.

  • Your super fund, your choice

    Choice is inherently regarded as a good thing, particularly in these COVID-affected times when some of our basic choices have had to be suspended for the greater community good.

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