SMSF Association

Retirement incomes policy debate roars on

It’s easy to miss the wood from the trees in the mish mash of arguments back and forth about a range of views on what our super system should look like. But in the current melee, the importance of last

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SMSF Association launches online training

The SMSF Association have launched a comprehensive series of online modules as they seek to evolve the delivery of the SMSF Specialist Advisory (SSA) designation. The highly coveted designation requires an extensive amount of knowledge across taxation and superannuation law,

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Covid-19, market turmoil, prompt move to SMSFs

Preliminary unofficial data on registrations of self-managed super funds (SMSFs) points to resurgent popularity of the vehicle. While Australian Taxation Office (ATO) data has not been officially updated, unofficial numbers have been shared at conferences showing a spike in registrations,

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Industry battles over early super release

The superannuation industry is deeply divided over whether the government’s decision to change the super early release rules is really in the interest of the super fund members.

The measure allows Australians to apply via myGov for access of up to $10,000 of their superannuation from April this year and an additional $10,000 from July 1 2020 for another three months.

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SMSF Association draws a line in the sand over costs

The SMSF Association has taken issue with the Productivity Commission’s draft findings about the cost effectiveness of self-managed super funds (SMSFs), arguing the evidence used to reach this conclusion is “fundamentally flawed”. And the Commission’s focus on costs also fails

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Deadline looms for SMSF borrowers

Trustees of self-managed superannuation funds who are thinking of using a limited recourse borrowing arrangement to fund the purchase of an asset for their fund have until July 1 to set up their LRBA without falling under new law that

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Mixed reception for Labor’s dividend policy change

The Labor Party has made changes to its controversial dividend franking rebate policy, in a bid to make the policy fairer. It has not satisfied its critics. Labor issued a “pensioner guarantee” to protect pensioners from its proposed changes. The

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Andrew Ang

ATO eases SMSF event-based reporting burden

The Australian Taxation Office has finalised arrangements for the introduction of new “event-based” reporting rules for self-managed superannuation funds, with some important modifications to its original proposal. The new reporting requirements, which take effect from July 1 next year, are

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Deadline looms for CGT relief

The clock is ticking for self-managed super fund trustees who want to apply for capital gains tax relief under transitional provisions that began on July 1, the SMSF Association has warned. SMSF Association chief executive John Maroney says: “Some trustees

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Industry battles over early super release

The superannuation industry is deeply divided over whether the government’s decision to change the super early release rules is really in the interest of the super fund members.

The measure allows Australians to apply via myGov for access of up to $10,000 of their superannuation from April this year and an additional $10,000 from July 1 2020 for another three months.

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