Taxation & Estate Planning Articles

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Victoria Lindores
VICTORIA LINDORES  |  THURSDAY, 16 DEC 2021
When death or divorce come unexpectedly, and your focus is on preserving your own physical and mental health and that of loved ones, it is normal for financials to become deprioritised. Read more
Brian Hor
BRIAN HOR  |  THURSDAY, 18 NOV 2021
Many lawyers talk about 'blended families' as if they are all pretty much the same. Like, if you have seen one, you have seen them all. But that is not the case. Read more
Brett Davies
BRETT DAVIES  |  FRIDAY, 17 SEP 2021
Sometimes people make the mistake of putting specific gifts in their Will. For example, 'I leave my wedding ring to my daughter'. The result of such a gift is that capital gains tax (CGT) death duty will be payable on that wedding ring. At death, your ... Read more
Peter Townsend
PETER TOWNSEND  |  FRIDAY, 15 JAN 2021
For those wanting to ensure that a particular family member or a person they have specifically chosen becomes the director of a family company when the current director passes away, it can be a minefield. Read more
Alexis Kokkinos
ALEXIS KOKKINOS  |  FRIDAY, 18 SEP 2020
Understanding the definition of 'income' for trusts has always been important. However, for 30 June 2020, it has been more critical than ever due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Read more
Letty Chen
LETTY CHEN , ROBYN JACOBSON  |  FRIDAY, 14 AUG 2020
Recently enacted legislation has extended the director penalty rules to include goods and services tax (GST), luxury car tax and wine equalisation tax. For tax quarters commencing from 1 April 2020, a company director becomes personally liable for these ... Read more
Sabil Chowdhury
SABIL CHOWDHURY  |  FRIDAY, 17 JUL 2020
An employee share scheme is often the single most important source of wealth generation for an executive over their working life. Employee share schemes come in different forms with different potential outcomes. It is critical for executives to maximise ... Read more
Sean Abbott
SEAN ABBOTT  |  FRIDAY, 13 MAR 2020
The total or partial sale of a privately held business - also known as a 'liquidity event' - is usually the culmination of years of hard work, considered risk taking, determination and tremendous energy. In many circumstances, the proceeds of ... Read more
Stuart Sheary
STUART SHEARY  |  FRIDAY, 14 SEP 2018
Employees approaching retirement can have significant leave entitlements. This unused leave can be in the form of annual leave, long service leave and sick leave. Read more
Yvonne Chu
YVONNE CHU  |  FRIDAY, 13 APR 2018
With the introduction of the new super reforms, it is time to revisit the key differences and considerations when deciding whether to have an automatically reversionary nomination, or a binding/non-lapsing death benefit nomination for account-based ... Read more
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