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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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Basics about Super – How superannuation works, by ASIC

There are lots of sites with information – where can you learn about how superannuation works for someone who can be trusted? ASIC the Australian Securities and Investment Commission can help – Here’s some from their site – How super … 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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Masterclass SMSF – Who can be Trustee, special notes & Changing Trustee

All self-managed super fund (SMSF) members must be trustees of the fund, but a trustee need not be a member, however there are some exceptions such as: Minors, being too ill or old, mental incapacity or travel overseas for an … Continue reading

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SMSF Basics – What is involved in Running your SMSF (Self-Managed Super Fund)

After setting up your Self-Managed Super Fund, there is quite a list of on-going tasks involved in running your SMSF, covering administration, investment strategy and implementing it, compliance, insurance and pension stage responsibilities. (a)   Administration tasks Some of the many … Continue reading

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