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Who Can See Your Will After Death?

Who Can See Your Will After Death?

There is a broad class of people entitled to see a will once someone has died. The first step is to determine if someone fits within that group.

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Have You Included Your Pets In Your Will?

Have You Included Your Pets In Your Will?

Most people consider their pets to be a part of the family. In this case, a pet should be treated like so when you pass away. But, most Australians forget to include those with furry, hairy, feathered or scaled appearance in their will. 

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DIY Will Kits And Their Dangers

DIY Will Kits And Their Dangers

Making your own will may sound like a good idea in theory, but the reality is that it might not count for anything in the end. Here are the most common issues associated with home-made will kits.  

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Same Sex Marriage - Have You Updated Your Will?

Same Sex Marriage - Have You Updated Your Will?

How quickly things can change when we are busy living our lives! Hence it has prompted me to elaborate on some important changes of a little more significance regarding same sex marriage. 

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Asset Ownership - it pays to get it right!

Asset Ownership - it pays to get it right!

When we buy property or other assets we generally give little or no thought to the legal ownership of that asset. Often we are swept away “in the moment” and don’t consider the various options or legal implications that may arise in the future. No thinks to ask the question, have I purchased in the correct legal structure? Is there a better way?

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Death and small business CGT concessions

Death and small business CGT concessions

When a person dies, their assets are transferred to their legal personal representative (LPR) or are acquired by a surviving joint tenant, where the deceased owned those assets as joint tenants with another person. As there is a change of ownership a capital gains tax (CGT) event arises. 

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Property Inheritance CGT & Property Sales

Property Inheritance  CGT & Property Sales

In my previous article I mentioned that if you inherit a dwelling and later sell or otherwise dispose of it, you may be exempt from capital gains tax (CGT), depending on when the deceased acquired the property, when they died and whether the property has been used to produce income (such as rent).

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Property Inheritance CGT Implications

Property Inheritance  CGT Implications

Since the introduction of capital gains tax in September 1985 if you inherit a dwelling or other property and later sell or otherwise dispose of it, capital gains tax may apply to either the deceased estate or yourself as beneficiary.

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