Time extension granted for annual returns

19-Jan-2018

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 a.. Read More

BGL users get Ignition Wealth service access

18-Dec-2017

Clients of specialist SMSF software provider BGL will be given the ability to access the digital financial advice services of Ignition Wealth as the result of a new partnership arrangement between the two organisatio.. Read More

Federal Court delivers DomaCom decision

18-Dec-2017

The Federal Court has ruled against SMSFs investing in DomaCom sub-funds owning properties leased to related parties. The ruling, made last Thursday, only affects an SMSF if the investment in a sub-fund constitut.. Read More

SMSFs must tread carefully on ESS interests

18-Dec-2017

Acquiring shares from employee share schemes (ESS) in an SMSF can be attractive for many reasons, but SMSF trustees have to be mindful of the in house asset and the related-party acquisition rules. Broadly, a co.. Read More

DomaCom learns Fed Court decision

15-Dec-2017

The Federal Court has ruled against SMSFs investing in DomaCom sub-funds owning properties leased to related parties. The ruling, made yesterday evening, only affects an SMSF if the investment in a sub-fund const.. Read More

Optimo introduces SMSF platform feature

13-Dec-2017

Specialist financial modelling provider Optimo Financial has now included insurance bonds in its Pathfinder Online platform driven by client demand. “Insurance bonds and SMSF modelling have been the two fea.. Read More

ATO reminds SMSFs of practical considerations

13-Dec-2017

The regulator has underscored three key areas for SMSFs to review and assess well before the end of 2017. “As the year comes to a close there are key practical considerations and points for SMSFs, and super.. Read More

Advisers, SMSFs ignorant about MiFID II

13-Dec-2017

Many advised and unadvised SMSFs as well as adviser groups remain in the dark on the requirements around the incoming Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID II) regulatory regime, including being unaware o.. Read More

SuperMate unveils new Transaction Centre

13-Dec-2017

SuperConcepts has today announced an update to its cloud-based SMSF accounting platform, SuperMate, as part of its commitment to helping accountants and advisers improve their business. The Transaction Centre pro.. Read More

BT platforms add Cooper Investors

13-Dec-2017

Global equities specialist fund manager Cooper Investors has had two of its offerings recently included on BT Financial Group’s investment platforms. The Cooper Investors Global Equities Fund (Hedged) and C.. Read More

Downsizer, First Home Super Saver laws passed

11-Dec-2017

Parliament has legislated the downsizing measure that will allow older Australians to contribute the proceeds of the sale of their family home to super, and the First Home Super Saver Scheme (FHSSS) where first-home .. Read More

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