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From George and John

Merry Christmas and a Happy new Year to all our clients.
Powerful Superannuation tool on our site.
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Tax File Numbers (TFN) and Super Funds
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Recognition of same-sex Couples in Super
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The Federal Government has passed a series of reforms that recognise all couples, regardless of the sexual orientation and gender.

These changes mean that a person can nominate a same-sex partner (or child of same-sex relationship) as a beneficiary of their superannuation account.

It also means that same-sex couples can now split their super contributions with their ‘spouse’ and they will have access to increased lump-sum death benefits via an ‘anti-detriment’ payment.  Same-sex couples will also be able to divide property (including super accounts) upon the breakdown of a relationship.

The nomination of a beneficiary to receive superannuation benefits should be considered with the same importance and at the same time as making a will.  The superannuation fund trustee will have a procedure, if you want to make this nomination.

 

 

 

 



14th-November-2009