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Jun 12, 2020 / News

Your 2020 End of Financial Year SMSF considerations

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected everyone’s lives, and SMSF trustees are no exception. While the worst of the pandemic is (hopefully) behind us, trustees still have difficult questions to ponder as they focus on how best to position their SMSF in 2020-21, as well as meet their annual regulatory obligations for 2019-20. Read more

Financial Planning / Superannuation


May 07, 2020 / News

50% Reduction in Pension Drawdowns

The superannuation law requires a minimum amount to be paid from a pension account each year in order for the account to be treated as being in retirement phase, and entitle the fund to income tax exemption on income arising from assets represented by the account. Read more

COVID-19 / Superannuation


May 07, 2020 / News

Early Release of Superannuation

Eligible members of super funds (including SMSFs) are able to apply for two amounts of up to $10,000 each. Read more

COVID-19 / Superannuation


May 07, 2020 / News

Deferrals of Super Lodgements and Payments

There are a number of things you can do if COVID-19 has affected your fund’s cash flow or your ability to fulfil your duties as trustee. Read more

COVID-19 / Superannuation


Apr 18, 2019 / News

Possible Abolition of Excess Franking Credits Refunds

With a Federal election due by the end of May this year, and the Coalition Party behind in the polls, the Labor Party’s (ALP) policy to abolish the refund of excess dividend franking credits for many taxpayers, including many SMSFs, is a topic of great interest. To help demystify the topic a little we have outlined the history of dividend franking in Australia and detailed the ALP’s proposal. Read more

Superannuation


Apr 18, 2019 / News

Unlisted Investment Valuations and Auditor Responsibilities

Our SMSF clients will be aware that the superannuation law requires SMSFs to be audited each year. This is an important aspect of the integrity of the SMSF system Read more

Superannuation


Apr 03, 2019 / News

Your guide as to what’s in the 2019 Budget

The Federal Budget for 2019-20 contains a number of tax and superannuation announcements affecting small and middle-market business owners. Please read our summary of the key measures announced, and what they will mean for you. Read more

Business Consulting / Superannuation / Taxation


Jan 30, 2019 / News

Transfer Balance Accounting Reporting

The Government has introduced, from 1 July 2017, of a dollar limit on the total amount that a member can transfer into “retirement phase”, the term used to describe pension accounts which are exempt from tax in the fund.. Read more

Superannuation


Jan 30, 2019 / News

Amnesty for Outstanding Super Guarantee Obligations

On 24 May 2018 the Federal Government announced their intention to provide a one-off 12 month amnesty to allow employers who have undeclared superannuation guarantee charge (SGC) obligations to “wipe the slate clean” on a concessional basis. Read more

Superannuation


Oct 10, 2018 / News

Top Tax Tips - 10 October 2018

We are pleased to bring you the our top tax tips highlighting the latest tax developments that have occurred. Read more

Superannuation / Taxation


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