How discriminatory can a BDBN be?

16-Oct-2015

Binding death benefit nominations are made to ensure a member’s superannuation benefits are distributed to the right people. Julie Hartley looks at just how tailored this document can be. So we all know w.. Read More

How discriminatory can a BDBN be?

16-Oct-2015

Binding death benefit nominations are made to ensure a member’s superannuation benefits are distributed to the right people. Julie Hartley looks at just how tailored this document can be. So we all know w.. Read More

Child support and SMSFs a dangerous mix

03-Jul-2015

Bill Kable provides a cautionary tale about how SMSF income can be treated in child support payment calculations. Government collection of child support started when former prime minister Bob Hawke declared no Austra.. Read More

Pensions are not child’s play

13-Jan-2014

Confusion still exists on a number of fronts regarding the cashing out of pensions upon the death of an SMSF member. Michael Hallinan explores the issue in the light of two recent ATO determinations. On the death.. Read More

The deductibility dilemma

13-Jan-2014

The ability to receive a tax deduction for superannuation contributions pertaining to directors of passive investment trusts is by no means clear cut. Daniel Butler and Bryce Figot consider the current conundrum. .. Read More

The prudent nature of an EPOA

13-Jan-2014

The enduring power of attorney can play a vital role in the running of an SMSF, writes Kathleen Conroy. An enduring power of attorney (EPOA) is an essential document in the suite of documents that comprise a prop.. Read More

The latest round of changes

01-Aug-2013

In order to end speculation about negative super changes in the then forthcoming May federal budget, the government took the decision to end the damaging commentary by announcing on 5 April changes that merely confir.. Read More

The pension change saga continues

14-May-2013

In early April, the government revealed some of the superannuation changes it is looking to make. Daniel Butler and Tina Conitsiotis assess what the implications may be for SMSFs in pension phase. The Labor.. Read More

Problems with pensions

14-Mar-2013

Actual and proposed legislation changes have made the area of pensions more complicated in recent times. Daniel Butler examines some of the issues at play. There have been a number of significant developmen.. Read More

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Video: SMSF Report round-up

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