Tag Archives: Superannuation

NEWS – New Audit Information required on SMSF Tax Returns

New mandatory audit information will be required for the first time from this year. SMSFs completing their annual return will need to include mandatory auditing information, which up until now was only required in limited circumstances. Hrishikesh Joshi at Self … Continue reading

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Basics about Super – EOFY – End of Financial Year – Personal Checklist!!

Time is running out – as the End of Financial Year (EOFY) approaches, it’s time to use a checklist to have a review and ensure all is in order and all ACTIONs taken by 30 June deadline, as well as … 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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CASE STUDY – Charlie & Pauline – Expanding property investment through super

Charlie and Pauline already had invested in property, and with a trusted advisor they explored the idea of expanding their property investment through super. (There are 5 easy steps to planning anything – start where you are at, decide what … Continue reading

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Basics about Super – Paying Super for Small Business – Small Business Superannuation Clearing House (SBSCH)

The Australian Tax Office (ATO) has a service called the Small Business Superannuation Clearing House, designed to help small business (with less than 19 employees) meet their super obligations as employers. Here is what the ATO site says – The … 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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How to succeed with Transition to Retirement TTR or TRIS – Basics about Super

A TTR (Transition to Retirement) is a method for topping up your income as you approach retirement. It helps you supplement your work income with a super pension, enabling you to work less or part-time. It is good to see … Continue reading

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