Pre-emptive strike on questionable strategies

08-Dec-2017

The ATO’s warning on risky retirement planning arrangements, made recently as part of its Super Scheme Smart initiative, was carried out to prevent SMSF trustees from falling foul of these arrangements bef.. Read More

Pre-emptive strike on questionable strategies

08-Dec-2017

The ATO’s warning on risky retirement planning arrangements, made recently as part of its Super Scheme Smart initiative, was carried out to prevent SMSF trustees from falling foul of these arrangements bef.. Read More

Relaxed TBAR regime welcomed

08-Dec-2017

The SMSF community has expressed its approval of the announcement from the ATO as to what the rules governing total account balance reporting (TBAR) for superannuation funds will be. The regulator confirmed recen.. Read More

ETP market set to end year on record high

08-Dec-2017

Australia’s exchange-traded product (ETP) market is projected to finish the year at $35 billion in assets, with investors increasingly opting for low-cost exchange-traded funds (ETF), according to VanEck. D.. Read More

Change of trustee a negligence risk

08-Dec-2017

An SMSF change of trustee document could be a “time bomb” if not properly drafted by a lawyer, due to the numerous hurdles to overcome in order to ensure a valid removal and alteration. “It&rsqu.. Read More

Interest rate rises favour infrastructure

08-Dec-2017

The common investment view that infrastructure assets are bond proxies that will not perform well when interest rates rise is overly simplistic, according to RARE Infrastructure. The global listed infrastructure .. 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

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