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Monday, 17 August 2015

Do you really want to set up an SMSF?

Almost 18,000 individual investors will set up some 9500 self-managed super funds in the first quarter of 2015-16 – if figures for the same period last year are repeated. by Michael Laurence
 

Thursday, 6 August 2015

Australia’s best-performing super funds revealed

Superannuation funds that invested in international shares and listed property were the top performers over the past 12 months, according to research released today by fund researcher SuperRatings. by Broede Carmody
 

Tuesday, 28 July 2015

SMEs ‘in prime position to take advantage of SMSF trustees seeking advice’

A survey that reveals self-managed super fund trustees are more likely to seek help highlights future opportunities for small businesses, according to the association behind a new report. by Renee Thompson
 

Monday, 27 July 2015

Six tips to check your SMSF isn’t short on insurance

A leading superannuation and insurance actuary believes many members of self-managed super funds do not carry any life, permanent disability or income-protection insurance by Michael Laurence
 

Tuesday, 7 July 2015

Lifting superannuation age to 65 could save $7 billion: Productivity Commission report

Gradually changing the minimum age individuals can access their super from 55 to 65 could save the Australian economy $7 billion by 2055, according to a report released today by the Productivity Commission. by Renee Thompson
 

Monday, 6 July 2015

Family feuds over death benefits: Five SMSF takeaways for your business

A family dispute over superannuation death benefits has led to a legal bill of more than $370,000 charged to a self-managed super fund (SMSF) to defend a claim. by Michael Laurence
 

Monday, 29 June 2015

Proposed super rules will ease “appalling” workload for small business: COSBOA

Better administration and less stress is on the way for small businesses following proposed governance rules for industry superannuation funds, according to the Council of Small Business of Australia. by Renee Thompson
 

Wednesday, 24 June 2015

When SMSFs and SMEs get too close: eight traps to avoid

Almost 60% of reported contraventions by self-managed super funds involve illegal related-party transactions. by Michael Laurence
 

Wednesday, 17 June 2015

SMEs win reprieve on SuperStream compliance but ATO warns October deadline is D-Day

Businesses employing 20 or more people have won a reprieve from the Australian Tax Office on the impending June 30 deadline for SuperStream compliance. by Kirsten Robb
 
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