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Did your super fund receive a compensation payment?

Did your super fund receive a compensation payment?

Is a financial services compensation payment to your superannuation fund a contribution? Of late, there have been several compensation payments made by financial services providers to customers that were inappropriately charged or overcharged for insurance premiums or services they did not receive, etc.

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The 1 July 2021 superannuation changes

The 1 July 2021 superannuation changes

Changes from 1 July 2021 will impact on how much money you can contribute to superannuation and how much you can have in your retirement phase superannuation account.

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Who inherits your super?

Who inherits your super?

There are only certain people who can inherit your super when you die. There are also two different types of nominations you can make. Here’s what you need to know before making your super beneficiary nomination.

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What Expenses Are Allowable Deductions For A SMSF?

What Expenses Are Allowable Deductions For A SMSF?

The expenses considered deductible by super funds are similar to that of individuals. Essentially, it should be items that are losses or outgoings incurred while producing or gaining assessable income.

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Super Splitting With Your Spouse

Super Splitting With Your Spouse

Super splitting is important when one member of a couple has a much higher super balance. It is also beneficial for couples that have a large age gap between them. Also, people with relatively low superannuation amounts will benefit from the ability to split super contributions with their spouse.

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How Much Can I Save By Purchasing Property In A SMSF?

How Much Can I Save By Purchasing Property In A SMSF?

Quite a few years ago, I did some calculations on having a geared property within super versus a market linked ungeared fund portfolio.

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New SMSF Event-Based Reporting Requirements

New SMSF Event-Based Reporting Requirements

A new reporting regime for Self-Managed Superannuation Funds (SMSFs) commenced on 1 July 2018. It’s crucial that SMSF members understand the impact of this new reporting framework and get it right.

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Every Three Year SMSF Audits A Ludicrous About Face

Every Three Year SMSF Audits  A Ludicrous About Face

SMSF Auditors now must: be registered with ASIC; be registered with the ATO; have enormous amounts of regular professional updates; and also be audited by their peak professional bodies, such as the Chartered Accountants ANZ and CPA Australia.

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