Category Archives: News & Stats

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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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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