Welcome to ClearNews April 2014.
Every few months, ClearNews tells you what's new at Cleardocs. We also send you the monthly ClearLaw emails discussing legal developments relevant to the documents we provide.
We have made the Cleardocs Pension Pack more flexible.
To use the Cleardocs Pension Pack, an SMSF no longer requires a Cleardocs deed.
The benefit of the new flexibility is a more simple process:
You can create your Cleardocs SMSF Pension Pack within minutes for $299.00.
You will recall that the Charities Act (Cth) took effect at the beginning of the year (see our January ClearLaw article " Charities Act 2013 takes effect: meaning of charity clarified").
Shortly afterwards, we updated the Cleardocs Public Company Limited by Guarantee product to reflect the statutory definition of charity.
Our lawyers at Maddocks have been in discussions with the ACNC about how we can further assist with your application for a charity to receive its charitable status and DGR approvals. As a result of these discussions, some minor improvements will be made to our document package shortly.
Further, we note that a Bill has been introduced into Parliament proposing abolishment of the ACNC. This will mean the return of the regulatory function to the ATO and ASIC. We will notify you of developments in this regard.
As part of our commitment to the legal profession, Cleardocs endeavours to keep abreast of industry developments and be involved in ongoing professional education events.
March 2014 saw Cleardocs be a part of two law events:
It was great to meet members at these events and discuss our estate planning, trust and SMSF packages.
Cleardocs is owned by Forbes Fortune 500 company, Thomson Reuters. Thomson Reuters now publishes the Law Society Precedent Service.
The legal information and commentary on this site is general only. Documents ordered through Cleardocs affect the user's legal rights and liabilities. To assess their suitability for the user, legal accounting and financial advice must be obtained.
For more information, contact Maddocks on (03) 9258 3555 and ask to speak to a member of their team.