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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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Important Changes Affecting Your SMSF

Important Changes Affecting Your SMSF

The delivery of advice for SMSF changed on 1 July 2016 when specific amendments to the FOFA (Future of Financial Advice) legislation came into effect. 

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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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Superannuation Requirements For Temporary Residents

Superannuation Requirements For Temporary Residents

Most people are unaware that temporary residents working in Australia are eligible for super guarantee (SG). It is vital that all businesses who employ temporary residents are aware of the relevant super requirements.

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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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Superannuation Guarantee Amnesty Proposal

Superannuation Guarantee Amnesty Proposal

A chance to catch up! If legislated, the Amnesty will provide a once-off opportunity for employers to disclose super guarantee (SG) shortfalls which occurred between 1 July 1992 and 31 March 2018 without penalty.

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When Can You Take Your Super?

When Can You Take Your Super?

The cash sitting in your superannuation fund can be tempting, particularly if you are short of cash. But, the reality is there are very few ways you can take advantage of your superannuation once it has been contributed to the fund – even if you change your mind.

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Should you update your SMSF Trust Deed?

Should you update your SMSF Trust Deed?

The Trust Deed of a Self-Managed Superannuation Fund governs the operation of the Fund and permits the Trustee to act to the extent permitted by the legislation and be able to comply with any superannuation changes.

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