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.... read more
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.... read more
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.... read more
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.... read more
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.... read more
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.... read more
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.... read more
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.... read more