SISFA partners with Sharequity

19-Apr-2018

The Self-managed Independent Superannuation Funds Association (SISFA) has partnered with Australian equity capital raising platform Sharequity, which connects self-directed investors with companies seeking to raise c.. Read More

Contribution limits to fall again under Labor

05-Apr-2018

The Labor Party has stated it will definitely change the superannuation contributions rules, such as reducing the super contributions caps, if it wins the next federal election. Speaking at the Financial Services.. Read More

Antipodes unveils active ETF, new MD

05-Apr-2018

Investment boutique Antipodes Partners has launched new investment vehicles for its existing global equity strategies for SMSF trustees and other retail investors. Antipodes Partners also announced Andrew Findlay.. Read More

Stringent sole purpose test for SMSF reserves

04-Apr-2018

A lawyer has warned SMSFs using reserves that do not adhere to the sole purpose test to the letter may fall foul of the rules and fail the test as indicated by a recent court case. Referring to the ATO’s re.. Read More

Accountants not alone on tech challenges

04-Apr-2018

SMSF accountants should embrace the latest technological developments rather than fear the worst as all industries have to deal with the impacts of rapid change, according to an accounting software provider. &ldq.. Read More

More super changes under Labor: Bowen

04-Apr-2018

Opposition treasury spokesman Chris Bowen has confirmed more significant changes to the nation’s retirement savings framework will occur, in addition to the change in the treatment of imputation credits for ind.. Read More

The gold in the new personal CC rules

03-Apr-2018

Most of the 1 July 2017 superannuation reforms placed yet more restrictions on an individual’s ability to add to their superannuation. One positive change that has been greatly underplayed is the removal of.. Read More

Commercial property yields compelling

03-Apr-2018

Unlisted commercial property is likely to remain attractive to yield-hunting investors even as bond rates improve, according to AMP Capital. AMP Capital chief economist and head of investment strategy Shane Olive.. Read More

Non-use of safe harbour triggers breach

03-Apr-2018

SMSF trustees opting not to follow the safe harbour guidelines for related-party loans must be ready to demonstrate the loan was entered into and maintained on terms consistent with an arm’s-length dealing, an .. Read More

Limited gains from raising super access age

29-Mar-2018

Raising the superannuation access age beyond 60 would negatively affect many people and provide few economic or social benefits, according to a doctor of law. Deakin Law School superannuation law expert Dr Rami H.. Read More

Is SMSF property development good or too good to be true?

29-Mar-2018

The ATO has released material saying SMSF property developments can be considered tax avoidance schemes that are “too good to be true”. Within the program called Super Scheme Smart, the tax office aims to.. Read More