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Monday, 17 November 2014

Beware the loan trap for SMSFs chasing high yields

Putting high-risk, high-interest loans in your self-managed super fund can be tempting, but there are real risks of getting caught in a trap. by Michael Laurence

Thursday, 30 October 2014

Fears SMSF trustees will go it alone after financial scandals, as Aussie super named world number two

Self-managed super fund trustees are being put off from seeking financial advice by the slew of recent scandals in the financial planning sector, according to taxpayer advocate group Taxpayers Australia. by Kirsten Robb

Monday, 27 October 2014

Risky business: Using a self-managed super fund as a ‘personal bank’

A Federal Court judgment this month provides telling lessons for members of self-managed super funds, including those operating SMEs. by Michael Laurence

Monday, 15 September 2014

The 10 pros and cons of your SMSF owning your business premises

Buying your business premises through your self-managed super fund can look like an attractive investment option. However, there are some important risks you need to consider. by Michael Laurence

Friday, 12 September 2014

Sorting sense from codswallop: Some home truths about SMSFs

As self-managed super funds continue to grow in popularity, so too does the information available — whether it is online or in print. by Grant Field

Monday, 8 September 2014

SMEs back increasing the compulsory super guarantee: survey

Close to 60% of Australian small businesses support an increase in the compulsory superannuation guarantees, according to a survey released on Friday by super fund Sunsuper. by Eloise Keating

Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Small business owners are control freaks when it comes to super: SMSF report

Almost one quarter of Australian small business owners are members of a self-managed super fund, according to research. by Kirsten Robb

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
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