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Understanding Rent Valuations in SMSFs: Balancing income tax and compliance risks

Navigating the complex landscape of Self-Managed Super Funds (SMSFs) can be challenging. Ensuring compliance and avoiding tax pitfalls like Non-Arm’s Length Income (NALI) are critical for trustees, particularly when it comes to rent valuations for related commercial tenancies. The Trustee’s Responsibility As a trustee you must ensure that all rental transactions with related parties are…

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ATO Update: SMSFs to navigate enhanced online security measures

Written by Mary Simmons, Head of Technical, SMSF Association As part of the ATO’s commitment to safeguarding taxpayer’s information from fraudulent activity and identity theft, an added layer of verification will be introduced to ensure that only authorised tax agents, BAS agents, or payroll service providers can link to an SMSF. The client-to-agent linking protocol…

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Artwork in an SMSF

Written by Daniel Shaw, DFK Benjamin King Money, SMSF Specialist Advisor (SSA®) SMSFs have long held artwork as part of the trustee’s investment philosophy. However, legislation introduced in 2011, provides stricter rules for trustees to adhere to, when looking to invest in this asset class. The ATO considers artwork as a collectable and a personal…

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Time is running out to apply for a Director Identification Number (director ID)

You may have heard about the new rules which require directors of Australian companies to obtain a Director Identification Number (director ID). It is a unique 15-digit identifier that directors apply for once and keep forever.  The following provides some useful further information.  If, after reading this document, there is anything that you are unsure…

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2022-23 Federal Budget Summary – A quiet night for SMSFs

Written by Tracey Scotchbrook, Policy Manager, SMSF Association As expected, the 2022-2023 Federal Budget has a strong emphasis on cost-of-living relief, job growth and women’s security. From an SMSF (and superannuation perspective) this year’s Federal Budget was a quiet one, and saw continued stability for SMSF trustees. The following is a brief summary of the…