The 17% tax on the taxable component of superannuation paid to non-dependants upon death acts like a death duty, and it’s worthwhile finding out how to avoid it using legal means.
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Many people are reluctant to plan financially for their death, and it’s not simply a matter of passing money to heirs. Far more tax-effective techniques are available which can make inheritance simpler.
Peter Costello’s 2007 changes made payments from superannuation tax free after age 60 for those who are fully retired. Is he responsible for making super unaffordable which is now forcing policy changes?
Superannuation death benefits paid to adult children can incur a heavy tax impost, but there are strategies available to avoid paying more tax than necessary. It’s not always possible to know when you’ll die.