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Inappropriately diverting income to SMSFs: ATO offers penalty remission to those who act early

The Australian Tax Office is offering a penalty remission to self-managed super fund (SMSF) members who come forward before January 31, 2017, with details...
Sports media company that raised more than $70 million from high-profile investors such as Malcolm Turnbull collapses into liquidation

Coalition set to add “life events” exemptions to superannuation policy, but expert says $500k cap should be scrapped instead

Lifting the $500,000 lifetime cap on non-concessional superannuation contributions to closer to $2 million would eliminate "99% of the issues" with the federal government's...
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Election 2016: What a hung parliament could mean for superannuation

By Helen Hodgson, Curtin University The Australian superannuation system is already complex to navigate without the added uncertainty of looming changes. These changes may not even...
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ATO gives small businesses extension for SuperStream compliance

Small businesses have been granted a short reprieve for adopting SuperStream, with the Australian Tax Office extending the compliance deadline for the scheme to...
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End of financial year: Six tips for SMSF trustees

By Jo Scrima The end of the financial year is fast approaching and like many, you may not have your superannuation affairs in order -...
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The myth of economies of scale: Why bigger is not necessarily better for superannuation funds

By Rob Nicholls, UNSW Australia It is received wisdom in the Australian superannuation industry that bigger is better. The theory goes that funds with more assets...

Why the federal government’s superannuation policy leaves a lot to be desired

By Brad Twentyman Australia is in the middle of an election campaign and it’s clear that superannuation policy is a key battleground, following the proposed...

SMSF trustees face looming compliance deadline

There are a myriad of rules surrounding superannuation generally and self-managed super funds (SMSFs) are not immune from them. Strict rules attempt to ensure...

Government considers scrapping increase to compulsory super guarantee after putting it on hold

The federal opposition has claimed the Turnbull government is looking at scrapping an increase in compulsory superannuation contributions altogether almost 18 months after freezing...
Super reform tinkers around the edges, while ignoring the fundamental flaw

Super reform tinkers around the edges, while ignoring the fundamental flaw

    Recent proposed changes to Australia’s superannuation regime - from freedom of choice for default funds, to lifting the contributions rate from 9%...
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