Category Archives: News & Stats

NEWS – ATO proposes to include SMSFs in Real-Time reporting

As SMSF trustees who run their Self-Managed Super Fund (SMSF) we need to keep up with new developments to stay up to date and be prepared and proactive. With the moves towards integrity and accuracy in the superannuation industry in … Continue reading

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NEWS – The $450 rule of no super to pay affects 400,000 people

If an employee earns less than $450 in a MONTH, there is no obligation to also pay any super for the employee, by the employer. But there can be people who work multiple part-time jobs and will miss out some … Continue reading

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The ATO has updated its valuation guidelines in order to clarify when a reasonable estimate can be used for valuing pension assets when reporting to the ATO

SMSF Advisor reports – In an updated version of its valuation guidelines, the ATO has clarified that SMSF professionals and their clients can use a reasonable estimate for determining the value of assets that support a pension when reporting to … Continue reading

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NEWS – Pension phase to become redundant??

A sector strategist has suggested drawing a pension from an SMSF may no longer be necessary if Labor’s change to refundable imputation credits is introduced. “I Love SMSF” founder Grant Abbott told delegates at his recent strategy session in Sydney … Continue reading

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NEWS – TRIS – Transition to retirement (or TTR) now seen as a short-term strategy

Darin Tyson-Chan at smsmagazine.com.au reports on advice by Grant Abbott who said a Transition to retirement income stream (TRIS) or Transition to Retirement (TTR) is now seen as a short term strategy with recent changes in the last 12 months. … Continue reading

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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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