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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

Tuesday, 9 June 2015

15 smartest end-of-financial-year SMSF strategies

SME owners with their own self-managed super fund are typically well-placed to maximise their end-of-financial-year and new-year super strategies. by Michael Laurence

Monday, 25 May 2015

Five counterintuitive ways to put a rocket under your super

Despite the risk of future changes to the tax treatment of superannuation, there are some counterintuitive strategies that could give your retirement savings a real boost. by Michael Laurence
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