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On 10 February 2023, the ATO released a new guidance discussing the issue of death bed withdrawals by superannuation members, confirming their position that in most instances a benefit requested by a member before death but paid after the death of the member will be a death benefit payment. In this podcast we will discuss the guidance and possible scenarios and consequences.
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