SMSF & Death Benefits Web Series

The rules, risks & opportunities when a member of an SMSF dies

Wednesdays 30 Sept. & 7 Oct. 2020

Individual Recording

FPA accreditation: 22909
Total CPD hours: 2.50
0.75 Regulatory compliance & consumer protection
1.75 Technical competence

SMSF compliance issues putting your clients at risk
Effective ways to manage the $1.6m transfer balance cap on death
Structuring an SMSF to survive a member’s death

At some point, every practitioner dealing with SMSF clients will need to manage the issues and outcomes of a member’s death. When this occurs, there are some very important issues to deal with to ensure that the ongoing compliance of the SMSF is not at risk - many with strict timeframes.  

Then, there are the tax issues to maximise tax outcomes for the recipients of the deceased’s benefits.

This webinar explores what must be done and when – and, what should be actioned to protect the interests of all fund members.

Member Recording 
Individual Recording
Office Recording

What we cover

The SMSF & Death Benefits Web Series is an essential webinar that steps through the process to plan for and manage the death of a member.

Webinar 1

  • Pre-death planning – issues to consider for an elderly client base.
  • Cashing requirements for death benefits – when and how can the death benefits be paid out.
  • SIS Dependant v tax dependant - can the beneficiary receive the death benefit from super.
  • Interdependency Relationship - when does this apply and what does it mean.
  • Death benefit nominations and agreements - what can and should be used for various client groups. There are many options available, each with their own levels of complexity and administration requirements.

Webinar 2

  • Reversionary or non-reversionary pensions? Issues to consider on what's best for your client.
  • Transfer Balance Cap - how the death benefit impacts transfer balance account of the deceased and nominated beneficiary.
  • Insurance proceeds - how do the proceeds affect the members balance and taxable/tax free components?
  • Death Benefit Rollovers – steps to follow and issues to consider.
  • Restructuring requirements for SMSFs when a member passes away and how missing important time frame requirements can be detrimental for your clients.

Our presenter

Natalie Scott
Superannuation Adviser, Knowledge Shop

Natalie has spent well over a decade immersed in the intricacies of how SMSFs operate, navigating an increasingly complex legislative and regulatory environment, and managing the issues that arise servicing client needs (and wants!).

She has led the SMSF divisions of mid and second tier firms and understands SMSFs from the ground up – accounting, tax, structuring and advice. At Knowledge Shop, Natalie is an advisers’ adviser, helping the profession clarify the practical requirements and opportunities of SMSFs. She brings this knowledge to her presentations and explores the issues in a very practical way – knowledge that is immediately transferable in practice.

Natalie is a Chartered Accountant and a specialist member of the SMSF Association.

Natalie Scott
Natalie Scott
Superannuation Adviser, Knowledge Shop




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$400 Non-member




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$665 Non-member*


*The office rate applies per office location (maximum temporarily increased to 20 participants per office location). The PD points for all attendees will be recognised - multiple links at same location if required. We will contact you for the names of your team once you have registered as an office.


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