Draft laws amending reversionary TRIS treatment released

09-Mar-2018

The federal government has released exposure draft legislation allowing a reversionary transition-to-retirement income stream (TRIS) to automatically be transferred to an eligible dependent upon the death of the memb.. Read More

Caution needed over bitcoin investing

08-Dec-2017

The use of bitcoin may be a return to the gold standard, but while early investors in the cryptocurrency may initially be optimistic following rising prices, they need to be aware of the pitfalls, ETF Securities has .. Read More

Perth records highest residential vacancies

08-Dec-2017

Residential vacancy rates in Perth are the highest of any capital city in Australia despite a drop in October, according to data released by SQM Research. Vacancy rates dropped to 8893 or 4.1 per cent in October,.. Read More

Pension overpayments require vigilance

08-Dec-2017

While the issue of SMSF members meeting their minimum pension payments has received much attention since the new super rules commenced, the overpayment of pension income is equally as crucial an area to monitor, a sp.. Read More

Stake opens US access with SMSFs in mind

08-Dec-2017

Fintech platform Stake has announced the beta launch of Stake Premium, which will provide SMSF investors with direct access to United States share trading without charging any trading fees or commissions. Stake P.. Read More

ATO finalises TBAR frequency

09-Nov-2017

The ATO has handed down the outcome of its position paper, announcing that events-based reporting for SMSFs under its transfer balance account report (TBAR) regime will be limited to those SMSFs with members that hav.. Read More

Non-lodgement culprits on last notice

09-Nov-2017

In the coming months the ATO will be increasing its activity against the most serious and common compliance breach, being SMSFs with significant balances that have continually failed to lodge an annual return. Ac.. Read More

IPOs delivering strong returns in 2017

09-Nov-2017

A year-to-date analysis of the performance of the initial public offerings (IPO) for 2017 has revealed companies that floated on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) for the first time have generated an average r.. Read More

SMSF trustees: what is your time worth?

09-Nov-2017

With a $700 billion market in Australia and close to 600,000 funds in operation, for many, running an SMSF makes sense. However, maintaining an SMSF can be time consuming, with trustees dedicating an average of 10 ho.. Read More

New commercial property fund from Spire

09-Nov-2017

Independent boutique fund manager Spire Capital has announced plans to launch a United States commercial office fund in the Australian investor market. The managed fund will be offered in conjunction with Spire C.. Read More

ATO scrutinising all unit trust investments

09-Nov-2017

The ATO is in the process of examining all SMSF investments in unit trusts as part of its compliance activities regarding related-party transactions, a technical expert has revealed. “The related-party tran.. Read More