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2014 February ClearNews

Welcome to ClearNews February 2014.

Every few months,ClearNews tells you what's new at Cleardocs. We also send you the monthly ClearLaw emails with legal updates from our lawyers, Maddocks — helping you stay informed about legal developments relevant to the documents we provide.

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Carbon Community Foundation — operations ceased

For the last five years, Cleardocs customers who ordered printing and binding had the option to donate to the Carbon Community Foundation.

Carbon Community Foundation advised us on 7 February 2014, that due to operations ceasing, they are no longer accepting donations.

During the partnership period with the Foundation, Cleardocs (with your help) has played a significant part in enabling the provision of solar paneled light to communities in several African countries, Thai-Burma border refugee camps and PNG. This alternate source of lighting has replaced costly and dangerous CO2 emitting lights — ensuring safer and healthier environments.

Cleardocs are proud to have been associated with the Carbon Community Foundation and pleased to have had so many customers show their support and contribute during our long association.

Cleardocs plans to put in place an arrangement with another carbon friendly association in the coming months. Once implemented, we will announce the association, mission and cause, once again allowing customers the option to donate.

Estate Planning breakfast sessions

In November and December 2013, Cleardocs hosted interesting and insightful breakfast sessions in Sydney and Melbourne on 'clear and tax effective wills'.

The keynote speaker was Robert Monahan, Consultant (Estate Planning) from Maddocks lawyers. Robert presented on tax effective estate planning strategies and tools, and provided an overview of the Cleardocs wills products and testamentary trust structure.

You can watch the session here:

SMSFs and estate planning: Ioppolo & Hesford v Conti

This case highlights the special issues involved in estate planning where superannuation, and in particular an SMSF, is involved.

You can read more information on our website about estate planning with Cleardocs.

NEW: SMSF set up + register Corporate Trustee

Cleardocs released its first combination package — SMSF setup + register Corporate Trustee. This new product comprises all the documents you would otherwise receive by separately completing a company registration and then, SMSF setup.

To celebrate the release of this product we are automatically providing a 10% discount off the Cleardocs fee of all SMSF setup + register Corporate Trustee orders paid on or before Friday 28 February, 2014. This discount means the total cost of the package is $691.50 instead of the usual cost of $719.00. Login to your Cleardocs account now to start saving.