Category Archives: Superannuation General

Basics about Super – Retirement – What is a “comfortable” retirement?

How much do you really need for a comfortable retirement? What is a comfortable amount for a “comfortable retirement”? Recent research shows that the annual value of Age Pensions paid to those entitled to maximum benefits, only amounts to just … Continue reading

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CASE STUDY – Brian the engineer who wanted to invest super in property later

Brian and his wife  had investment property experience, but wanted to invest their super in property, when they had enough. (There are 5 easy steps to planning anything – start where you are at, decide what lifestyle you want to … Continue reading

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Basics about Super – Tips to tidy up your Super and how to PLAN for a better retirement!

Most of us are pushed for time to think about our super or know how to plan for a better retirement – but it is not hard and the satisfaction you get knowing you have set in place some strategies … Continue reading

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Masterclass SMSF – More on when an SMSF member dies, death and superannuation – what are the tax consequences?

In our post last month on this topic, we looked at WHO can get super money if there are no dependants when a member dies. This time we look at the tax consequences. Now even though there may be no … 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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Masterclass SMSF – What happens when a member dies and what are SMSF dependents?

When a member of a SMSF dies, SIS Reg 6.21(1) directs that the member’s benefits must be ‘cashed’ as soon as practicable. The money is then paid by either a lump sum payout to dependants or to the estate, or … Continue reading

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