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2015 October ClearNews

Welcome to ClearNews October 2015.

Every few months, ClearNews tells you what's new at Cleardocs. We also send you monthly ClearLaw emails discussing legal developments relevant to the documents we provide.

New: Change SMSF Trustee (Death of a trustee)

You can now use Cleardocs to replace a deceased trustee or to replace all trustees with a corporate trustee after one has passed away.

Creating your Change of Trustee (death) through the Cleardocs interface is easy and reduces the likelihood of errors and double handling. After placing an order there is no need to manually alter the old deed to reflect the changes. Once you complete the question interface, you will immediately receive a link to download your documents.

Order the new Change SMSF Trustee (Death of a trustee) document package online at Cleardocs for $236.50 now.

Checkpoint Learning — Flexible Learning, Delivered by Industry Experts

With flexible program delivery and high-quality tax, accounting and financial content, Checkpoint Learning programs provide delegates with the skills and expertise required to keep up with industry developments. By attending Checkpoint Learning programs professionals are able to obtain CPD points.


Tax Issues for Start-Ups - 1 Hour LIVE webinar (1 CPD point)
1-2 pm AEST, 6 November 2015

Presented by Edward Consett, Senior Associate, Greenwood & Freehills (Melbourne office)

This one hour webinar is designed to provide critical tax information such as:

  • Identifying potential business structures for co-founded start-ups;
  • Recognising the key indicia of carrying on a business, and the tax consequences for start-ups; and
  • The changing regulatory environment and key tax consequences of adopting.

Learning Outcomes

Gain an understanding of available business structures and their tax implications:

  • Understand the importance of ?carrying on a business? for tax purposes and the complexities that can arise for start-ups; and
  • Be able to knowledgably discuss the available crowd-funding models and the key tax consequences of adopting each model.

To register, visit

Call 1800 074 333 or email


Property Investment in an SMSF Webinar — 1 Hour LIVE webinar (1 CPD point)
1-2 pm AEST, 29 October 2015

Presented by Mark Wilkinson, Wilkinson Super

This webinar will examine the issues that need to be considered when contemplating a property purchase. Issues covered will include:

  • The appropriate structure;
  • The meaning of business real property;
  • Stamp duty and GST - what needs to be considered; and
  • When can a fund undertake a development?

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the types of properties that can be purchased from a related party; and
  • Understand the issues that need to be considered and the structures that can be used in implementing a property investment through a superannuation fund.

To register, visit

Call 1800 074 333 or email


SMSF Borrowing Arrangement Webinar - 1 Hour LIVE webinar (1 CPD point)
1-2 pm AEST, 18 November

Presented by Mark Wilkinson, Wilkinson Super

This webinar will examine the key issues that advisers need to consider when advising on a borrowing arrangement in a superannuation fund.

  • Can a property be developed while a borrow is in place?
  • How a fund should be structured so the property can be developed; and
  • Can a related party lend to the fund.

Learning Outcomes

  • What steps are required to establish a complying borrowing arrangement;
  • The issues to be considered if a related party is lending to the fund; and
  • Whether borrowing in a super fund is the right course of action for your client.

To register, visit

Call 1800 074 333 or email


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Misuse of Cleardocs' Terms and Conditions

Thomson Reuters recently became aware that the terms and conditions Legal E Docs published on its website were substantially the same as the terms and conditions pertaining to use of Cleardocs documents that appear on this website.

Thomson Reuters wrote to Legal E Docs pointing out the similarities and requesting Legal E Docs remove the offending terms from their website. In response to that letter, Legal E Docs has now removed the terms and conditions from its site.

Cleardocs takes pride in the quality of its documents and treats seriously any potential infringement of its copyright. This extends to the Cleardocs:

  • terms and conditions of use;
  • document packages; and
  • product information and FALQs.

Competitors, customers and the public are reminded that under clause 6 of the Cleardocs terms and conditions:

  1. you must not use any part of the documents in connection with creating another document;
  2. you must not use any part of the products for any purpose except the specific purpose for which they were ordered;
  3. you must not copy any part of the documents for any purpose except in relation to the transaction for which they were ordered;
  4. you must not modify the products in any way after they are sent to you;
  5. you must not interfere with, alter or attempt to copy or reproduce any part of our service or the products you order while using them;
  6. you must not incorporate any part of our service in any other program, system or document creation package; and
  7. you must not represent that the documents ordered using our service were created by your own resources, or those of a third party (other than our resources or those of anyone else who signs-off and endorses for us the master documents from which your documents are generated).