How generous is the tax on super?

03-Feb-2017

Is the 15 per cent tax on the earnings from assets of more than $1.6 million a concessional rate of tax? You would have to go a long way to find someone who disagrees with this perception. Personally I think it .. Read More

How generous is the tax on super?

03-Feb-2017

Is the 15 per cent tax on the earnings from assets of more than $1.6 million a concessional rate of tax? You would have to go a long way to find someone who disagrees with this perception. Personally I think it .. Read More

Are we there yet?

01-Nov-2016

It’s often said the super system won’t reach maturity for at least another 25 years. However, when you look at the net cash flows of the super industry and consider other factors, I think this view might .. Read More

Giving statistics some context

14-Jun-2016

It’s always good to have a quick review of the taxation statistics the ATO releases from time to time as it helps to put everything into perspective. A good case in point is the 2013/14 statistics released in.. Read More

What’s it all about?

27-Apr-2016

Every now and then a news story becomes so ubiquitous that whenever I see it mentioned I either ignore it or mentally switch off. On occasion I take even more drastic action, like muting the TV or changing to another.. Read More

Doing what you’ve always done: good or bad?

14-Jan-2016

When the topic of limited licensing comes up, a frequent response from chartered accountants is: “I just want to do what I have always done.” Yes, this may be a valid and certainly feasible strategy to ad.. Read More

Educating employers on super

16-Oct-2015

The ATO has been concerned for some time about the non-compliance of employers regarding their superannuation guarantee obligations. Many employers may not understand what those obligations are and the unfortunate re.. Read More

Super tax concessions

02-Jul-2015

Taxation in superannuation and the placement of tax concessions have recently been hot topics of debate. With assets in superannuation now sitting around $2 trillion, and having access to significant tax concessions,.. Read More

What’s next for SMSF auditing?

03-Feb-2015

While some may consider auditing a dry topic, the SMSF audit profession has certainly had its share of issues and debates. Educational standards, quality of audits and auditor registration have been some of the .. Read More

SMSF advice and training requirements

03-Dec-2014

Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand has been strongly urging its members to progress their decision-making around if and how they intend to operate under the new limited licensing framework. With the remo.. Read More

Current status of auditor registrations

11-Aug-2014

SMSF auditor registration has effectively been in place for 12 months now, with mandatory ASIC registration for anyone offering SMSF audit services from 1 July 2013. It is timely to reflect on what has changed since .. Read More

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