BLB News

Maria Siu joins Townsends Lawyers


Townsends Lawyers has great pleasure in announcing the appointment of Ms Maria Siu LL.B.(Hons), Dip Fin Serv, Cert Adv Tax to the position of 'Senior Counsel - Superannuation'.

Selling the member's business real estate into their SMSF - "it ain't dead yet"


Jeff Song explains that this strategy, though perhaps not quite as attractive, is still viable.

New Law Clarifies Minor's Tax on Testamentary Trust Income


A minor pays tax at adult marginal rates on income received from a testamentary trust. The new law seeks to stop non-estate assets making their way into those trusts in order to increase that income and access those marginal rates.

Life's too serious


Yes, thinking silly thoughts in the shower is a ... 'thing' ... and everybody's doing it

Is your corporate trustee 'asset specific'?


It's 'horses for courses' when choosing a corporate trustee for your SMSF. Jim Townsend elaborates.