Category Archives: News & Stats

NEWS – Is your SMSF worse off due to poor advice?

ASIC has found that 10% of SMSF set up advice is likely to leave people significantly worse off, with 91% of SMSF set up advice files not complying with the law. The regulator reviewed 250 client files randomly selected from … Continue reading

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NEWS – Possible reduction in Annual auditing for SMSFs? – Budget 2018

Business editor, Ian Verrender of ABC News online, allerted us to a less-known Budget proposal, to reduce SMSF annual auditing requirements. He writes – The details are sparse, the mention brief. But there at the top of page 41 in … Continue reading

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NEWS – Australian Federal Budget 2018 highlights

Here is a summary of the Budget offered this week – Here’s a quick guide to what’s been announced – and finally some good news for Super! Superannuation will give you less headaches Do you have superannuation payments sitting in … Continue reading

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NEWS – Labor’s excess dividend imputation credit policy unfairly targets SMSFs – SMSF Association

SMSF Association Media Release I 13 March – The SMSF Association strongly opposes the Federal Labor Party’s proposal to cancel cash refunds for excess dividend imputation credits. Association CEO John Maroney says refundable franking credits have been a well-established principle for nearly … Continue reading

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NEWS – Can you transfer property “in-specie” from one SMSF to another?

If a self-managed super fund (SMSF) is short on cash to roll over a member’s benefits, it is possible for a member to transfer a property ‘in specie’ to another SMSF? (Query posted at Advisor Voice.com). In NSW, transfers of property … Continue reading

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NEWS – Caution sounded on proposed early release of super for crime victims, as well as hardship cases

The government has been told to tread carefully with its plans for allowing victims of crime to access perpetrators’ superannuation as compensation, as the proposals could have unintended consequences, one lawyer has warned. Speaking to SMSF Adviser’s sister title, Nest … Continue reading

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NEWS – ATO may soften on proposed event-based reporting SMSF rules

Controversial and laborious event-based reporting rules for Australia’s army of DIY super fund operators may be softened by the tax office in coming weeks. Under current plans the Australian Taxation Office wants all SMSFs (self-managed super funds) to report much … Continue reading

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