April 29

Important developments in the law of Family Provision

Significant amendments to the provisions regarding persons eligible to make Family Provisions claims commenced on 1 January 2015. It applies to the estates of all persons dying on and from 1 January 2015. The categories of possible claimants are wider than in the previous regime but it also excludes a number of claimants previously included.

Eligibility is limited to the spouse and children of the deceased and to the other limited categories. Those other categories include grandchildren, registered caring partners and members of the deceased’s household. For certain categories of claimant, considerations

April 24

Trading Names, Business Names, Company Names – Basics

Trading Names, Business Names, Company Names – Basics

A trading name was a name used by an entity or person to trade under, without it being registered as a business name.

Trading names were collected prior to 28 May 2012 by the Australian Taxation Office (ATO). They will be displayed on the Australian Business Register (ABR) until 31 October 2018.

You are still able to maintain the details of your trading name with the Australian Taxation Office for taxation purposes. However any updates will not be displayed on the ABR’s ABN lookup service.

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