Small business gets a helping hand

03-Feb-2017

Vicki Stylianou details the framework in place to assist small business owners to address some of the common problems their enterprises face. Small businesses around the world face similar problems, including dea.. Read More

Small business gets a helping hand

03-Feb-2017

Vicki Stylianou details the framework in place to assist small business owners to address some of the common problems their enterprises face. Small businesses around the world face similar problems, including dea.. Read More

The transfer balance cap explained

03-Feb-2017

One of the most contentious proposed changes to the superannuation system brought down in the 2016 federal budget was the $1.6 million transfer balance cap. William Fettes, Bryce Figot and Daniel Butler explain how i.. Read More

Dealing with excess non-concessional contributions

01-Nov-2016

The proposed introduction of a lifetime cap for non-concessional superannuation contributions has given renewed relevance to the rules governing excess contributions refunds. Julie Steed revisits the processes involv.. Read More

Planning super post budget

01-Nov-2016

The changes to the superannuation system in this year’s federal budget have cast uncertainty over many existing retirement savings strategies. Liz Westover works through the major changes and has a look at imme.. Read More

FOS considerations

01-Nov-2016

Receiving poor service or becoming a victim of financial services product failure is something every SMSF member risks. One avenue of recourse in these circumstances is the Financial Ombudsman Service. Daniel Butler .. Read More

Filling the SMSF portfolio gap

01-Nov-2016

SMSFs have traditionally had low allocations to fixed income investments. But a growing search for capital stability and predictable income is set to increase SMSFs’ use of this asset class to build more defens.. Read More

Some LRBA clarity

28-Jun-2016

The tax treatment of non-bank limited recourse borrowing arrangements has been clouded in recent times, but official guidelines on the subject have now been released. Daniel Butler and Bryce Figot examine the details.. Read More

The electronic signature minefield

28-Jun-2016

As the use of technology increases, reliance on electronic signatures and documents is becoming more common. Peter Townsend highlights elements of the law-making transition to paperless practices in this area are dif.. Read More

Avoiding in-house asset complications

28-Jun-2016

Breaching the in-house asset rules is a common trap SMSFs fall into. Tim Miller examines the parameters advisers and trustees need to know about in order to avoid this situation. An SMSF may invest in a wide rang.. Read More

Implications of missing the boat

27-Apr-2016

Many accountants will miss the regulator’s July 1 licensing deadline for a variety of reasons, but few understand the consequences, Grahame Evans and Greg Holman write. Every accountant who provides advice .. Read More

Video: Day three of the SMSFA conference

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Video: Day two of the SMSFA conference

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