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Fixing the looming super crisis, family business-style

Australia’s retirement system is headed on an unsustainable path. Our population is ageing and the country faces lower expectations about future economic growth. That...

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Super a worry for young and old, as questions remain over the Coalition’s policy plans

Australians are not feeling optimistic about their retirement savings, and super savers of all ages are nervous about the unknowns surrounding the federal government's...
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Productivity Commission sets groundwork for long-awaited look at superannuation competition and efficiency

By Jim Minifie, Grattan Institute The Productivity Commission has released its draft report setting out criteria for assessing the competitiveness and efficiency of the superannuation system....

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ATO cracks down on SMSF tax scams targeting small business owners

By Rod Myer The Australian Taxation Office is cracking down on “pot of gold” tax schemes that use self-managed super funds (SMSFs) to milk profits...
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Inappropriately diverting income to SMSFs: ATO offers penalty remission to those who act early

The Australian Tax Office is offering a penalty remission to self-managed super fund (SMSF) members who come forward before January 31, 2017, with details...
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Coalition set to add “life events” exemptions to superannuation policy, but expert says $500k cap should be scrapped instead

Lifting the $500,000 lifetime cap on non-concessional superannuation contributions to closer to $2 million would eliminate "99% of the issues" with the federal government's...
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Election 2016: What a hung parliament could mean for superannuation

By Helen Hodgson, Curtin University The Australian superannuation system is already complex to navigate without the added uncertainty of looming changes. These changes may not even...
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ATO gives small businesses extension for SuperStream compliance

Small businesses have been granted a short reprieve for adopting SuperStream, with the Australian Tax Office extending the compliance deadline for the scheme to...
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End of financial year: Six tips for SMSF trustees

By Jo Scrima The end of the financial year is fast approaching and like many, you may not have your superannuation affairs in order -...
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The myth of economies of scale: Why bigger is not necessarily better for superannuation funds

By Rob Nicholls, UNSW Australia It is received wisdom in the Australian superannuation industry that bigger is better. The theory goes that funds with more assets...
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Resources boom sets Australia apart from struggling US: Economy roundup

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