Only the best for purpose of super

18-May-2017

As 2016 came to a close, the federal government invited submissions to its discussion paper on the definition of superannuation, a final act in the significant changes enacted last year. Superannuation is a long-term.. Read More

Only the best for purpose of super

18-May-2017

As 2016 came to a close, the federal government invited submissions to its discussion paper on the definition of superannuation, a final act in the significant changes enacted last year. Superannuation is a long-term.. Read More

Simpler super?

31-Jan-2017

If you are a regular reader of this fine publication, you will be well aware our government, like others before it, is once again tinkering with the regulations governing superannuation. This time the Turnbull a.. Read More

Is Australia’s super regime really that progressive?

01-Nov-2016

Since 1992, when the compulsory superannuation system was introduced by the Keating government, the debate about the adequacy and operation of retirement savings has continued unabated. Back then there were very few .. Read More

The bigger picture behind the super objective

28-Jun-2016

While the past couple of years have been relatively quiet when it comes to changes to superannuation, 2016 has had a busy start with new guidelines on the limited recourse borrowing arrangements (LRBA) held by SMSFs .. Read More

Taxing times

27-Apr-2016

A war is currently raging in the media as different interest groups battle over the management of and access to the almost $2 trillion of current savings deposits that continue to grow strongly. Truth is often the fi.. Read More

Super spinning is counterproductive

14-Jan-2016

The relentless media-fuelled debate about speculated changes to superannuation is becoming a broken record where unfortunately all too often the claims and accusations are flawed and certainly counterproductive to bu.. Read More

Property froth or bubble?

03-Dec-2015

The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) has released its quarterly SMSF statistical report for June 2014, providing some intriguing insights into the overall health of the sector and its alleged contribution towards ove.. Read More

BDBN failure has wide-ranging implications

16-Oct-2015

The recent Queensland Supreme Court decision in Munro v Munro (2015) QSC 61 is the latest blended family dispute over super death benefits involving a failed binding death benefit nomination (BDBN) established by a l.. Read More

Screws tightening on related-party LRBAs

03-Feb-2015

Following consultation with the industry, the ATO has recently issued two interpretative decisions (ID), ATO ID 2014/39 and ATO ID 2014/40, clarifying its position on zero interest loans issued to SMSFs by related pa.. Read More

ATO intentions to consider

11-Aug-2014

It’s official. There are now over 1 million members in SMSFs with more than $558 billion in total assets held in over 500,000 funds. There are no signs of this growth slowing down either, with 30,000 new SMSF r.. Read More

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