Time extension granted for annual returns

19-Jan-2018|By Krystine Lumanta

The ATO has announced it will extend the due date for lodgement of SMSF annual returns for 2016/17 to 30 June 2018. “We recognised there are some major new considerations and decisions for SMSFs and their advisers to make in this first .. Read More

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The total super balance of the individual members of an SMSF is the determining factor of how often a particular fund will have to complete a transfer balance account report (TBAR), rather than the total super balanc.. Read More

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