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Tuesday, 26 August 2014

SMSF experts hit back at claims of a tax-free ride

SMSF experts have hit back at claims the funds are getting a tax-free ride through franking credits and tax exemptions, saying these tax minimising tools are available to all super funds. by Kirsten Robb

Monday, 25 August 2014

Self-managed super: SMEs to expedite gearing of business premises

SME owners are likely to accelerate existing plans to gear their business premises through their self-managed super funds after renewed debate about whether to bar future superannuation gearing. by Michael Laurence

Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Banks to impose restrictions on SMSF borrowing

NAB is the first bank to sign up to guidelines restricting borrowing by self-managed super funds. by Cara Waters

Monday, 21 July 2014

Australia’s best super funds revealed

Telstra Super has been named the top performing super fund in the country, returning its members more than 3% above the average fund. by Kirsten Robb

Friday, 18 July 2014

ATO cracks down on dirty SMSFs, warning against ‘dividend washing’

The Australian Tax Office has sent caution letters to the operators of 2000 SMSFs about illegal ‘divided washing’ practices, as trustees are again being told to take heed of warnings or risk facing tough new penalties. by Kirsten Robb

Tuesday, 17 June 2014

Eight things you need to know to get your SMSF ready for the end of the financial year

As July 1 fast approaches, SmartCompany takes a look at how you can make the most of your self-managed super fund before the end of the financial year. by Kirsten Robb

Friday, 13 June 2014

Don’t be lured in by “one stop shop” SMSF advisors: REBAA

Investors should seek an independent second opinion when investing their super savings in property, according to the Real Estate Buyer’s Agents Association of Australia (REBAA). by Jessie Richardson

Friday, 6 June 2014

Self-managed super funds: Top tips from the ATO

Being the trustee of a self-managed super fund (SMSF) gives you the opportunity to manage your own superannuation investments and make your own investment choices. by Jessie Richardson

Wednesday, 28 May 2014

SMEs to be hit by super delay

The Australian Taxation Office’s new superannuation payments standard, which was set to commence on July 1, has been delayed. by Cara Waters
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