New insurance for trustees unveiled


SMSF Insurance Professionals has officially launched an SMSF trustee liability insurance policy covering the cost of trustee liabilities, fund liabilities, civil penalties, and audits and penalties from the Australia.. Read More

Legitimate early release of super under review


Revenue and Financial Services Minister Kelly O’Dwyer has announced Treasury will review the rules controlling the early release of superannuation on severe financial hardship and compassionate grounds. The.. Read More

Total super balance key TBAR timing factor


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

Federal Court upholds in-house asset stance


The Federal Court has ruled a situation where an SMSF invests in property through a sub-fund where that property is subsequently leased to a related party will still be captured by the existing in-house asset rules. .. Read More

The SMSF trustee calendar


There are a range of significant dates to acknowledge throughout a regular year for SMSF trustees. Olivia Long details how to plan for 2018. We all know just how time consuming being an SMSF trustee can be... Read More

Cryptocurrency fund launched


A hedge fund industry veteran has partnered with ANZ’s former head of global markets to launch Australia’s first cryptocurrency-focused managed fund, which will give sophisticated investors exposure to em.. Read More

Sydney vacancy rate shows sharp rise


The residential vacancy rate increased significantly in Sydney in November compared to other Australian capital cities, while the national residential vacancy rate rose only slightly to 2.2 per cent, according to SQM.. Read More

Economy shows trend growth


Solid major trading partner growth and pending public infrastructure work will cushion the end of the most recent housing boom, while business investment is also poised to become a source of growth, Janus Henderson I.. Read More

Valuation due diligence a trustee duty


Trustees must undertake reasonable steps to ensure an SMSF’s assets and investments can be valued fairly and objectively ahead of adding them to the fund, a technical expert has warned. “It’s a .. Read More

Pre-emptive strike on questionable strategies


The ATO’s warning on risky retirement planning arrangements, made recently as part of its Super Scheme Smart initiative, was carried out to prevent SMSF trustees from falling foul of these arrangements bef.. Read More

Relaxed TBAR regime welcomed


The SMSF community has expressed its approval of the announcement from the ATO as to what the rules governing total account balance reporting (TBAR) for superannuation funds will be. The regulator confirmed recen.. Read More

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