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Monday, 28 September 2015

Super trouble for small business couple taken to the cleaners: Five lessons for your SMSF

The Federal Court this month personally fined two SMSF trustees $20,000 in civil penalties for breaching some of most fundamental provisions in superannuation law. by Michael Laurence

Friday, 25 September 2015

ATO admits to SuperStream “teething issues” as deadline for SMEs approaches

The ATO has admitted to “some teething issues” with the implementation of SuperStream, but says the vast majority of small businesses are making the transition to electronic super contributions without any hiccups. by Broede Carmody

Thursday, 24 September 2015

SMEs caught in SuperStream slipstream of “incompetent” big super funds

Small business owners say they are being caught in the crossfire as the big super funds struggle to make the transition to SuperStream. by Cara Waters

Tuesday, 8 September 2015

Pros and cons of SMSFs in a jittery investment climate

Sharemarket volatility and low interest rates highlight the advantages and disadvantages of self-managed super funds. by Michael Laurence

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
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