September 2019 Directly held property makes up approximately 15% of all SMSF assets, indicating that it is considered an important and significant part of a diversified portfolio. Investing in direct property is an investment that SMSF trustees are likely to consider at some stage. It may be the motivation to set up an SMSF initially
August 2019 Managing an SMSF can be difficult. However, with the right skillset, effective organisation and specialist advice, SMSFs can be a great vehicle to fund your retirement. Each year the Australian Tax Office (ATO) releases the most common mistakes that SMSF trustees make when administrating their SMSF. Unfortunately, these mistakes continually revolve around an
July 2019 With a new financial year beginning, it is a perfect time to review your SMSF and give it a clean bill of health for the upcoming 12 months. The following list provides a series of considerations that you and your SMSF Specialist Adviser should review. 1. Take stock of your SMSF investment return
June 2019 In February this year, the Government passed legislation which prevents trustees of APRA-regulated funds from providing insurance to members with inactive superannuation accounts, unless a member has specifically directed otherwise. It is a common practice for many individuals with an SMSF to also have a secondary APRA-regulated fund which provides them with insurance.
April 2019 The Federal Election has been called for Saturday May 18 2019 and both major parties have outlined their superannuation and tax policies. The following provides a short guide on potential policies at the time of writing. Click here to download the guide. Disclaimer: The information contained in this document is provided for educational
Government delivers surplus election friendly 2019-20 Federal Budget – Leaves superannuation largely untouched April 2019 A surplus election budget is the news coming out of the 2019-20 Federal Budget. With superannuation left largely untouched, the Government focused on further personal income tax cuts. However, three key announcements include providing more flexibility for individuals to contribute
February 2019 If the Australian Labor Party are elected in 2019 they intend to ban the refund of excess franking credits. This means, if your SMSF received a tax refund at the end of the financial year because your franking credits exceeded any tax payable, you will no longer receive that money. SMSFs are significantly