Category Archives: News & Stats

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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NEWS – ATO watch list 2017 – SMSF items on radar to note – property development, second SMSF, excess contributions, reserves

A report at SMSF Advisor by Katarina Taurian, highlights new ATO watch list items on their radar to take note of (our emphasis added) – The tax office has added a series of new items of concern to its watch list … Continue reading

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NEWS – Insurance in Super to closer meet Member needs at different life stages

Rod Myer writes at The New Daily – Insurance cover in superannuation could be redesigned to closer meet the financial needs of members, research house Rice Warner believes. Because insurance in super needs depend on age and family situation, insurance … Continue reading

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NEWS – Super changes coming 1 July 2017! – In summary

The Budget, last year has had many reforms legalised, and many begin on 1 July 2017. Here is a summary of key changes. What are your Thoughts? Comment below! Want to learn more, know the options and what we need … Continue reading

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NEWS –Super Changes Passed in Parliament April 2017

Reporting at Advisor Voice – After receiving feedback from industry, the federal parliament has passed amendments giving effect to regulatory change, continuing the implementation of changes to superannuation that were announced by the Turnbull government in the 2016 federal budget. … Continue reading

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NEWS – New Caps (max amounts) for Contributions before (Concessional) and after tax (Non-Concessional) from 1 July 2017

The ATO (Australian Tax Office) confirms the new max contribution amounts for the 2 major contributions methods – before (Concessional) and after tax (Non-Concessional) that begin form 1 July 2017. From the ATO site – Change to concessional (pre-tax) contributions … Continue reading

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NEWS – Is Transition to Retirement still Viable?

Professional Planner’s writer Alexandra Cain writes about whether the Transition to Retirement strategy is still viable – You could almost feel the wave of disappointment go through the financial planning community after the May 2016 federal budget, when the Coalition … Continue reading

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