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Adrian Flores

AUTHOR|No. of Articles: 216

Adrian Flores is the deputy editor of SMSF Adviser. Before that, he was the features editor for ifa (Independent Financial Adviser), InvestorDaily, Risk Adviser, Fintech Business and Adviser Innovation.

You can email Adrian at [email protected].

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Audit requirement for rent relief relaxed

The Tax Office has announced it has eased a requirement for auditors should they be overseeing cases of SMSF landlord re... Read More
gavel law

Marsella case a major win for SMSF advice

The dismissal of appeal of the Marsella decision handed down by the Supreme Court of Victoria has left trustees with “... Read More
Naomi Kewley

Rent relief with 13.22C unit trusts needs ‘paramount’ care

It is “paramount” for SMSFs holding business real property under a 13.22C trust to keep this important element in mi... Read More
document signing

ATO addresses document signing concerns amid COVID-19

The Australian Taxation Office has clarified its signature requirements in response to trustee concerns around being una... Read More
Michael Harkin

Important document often missing in pension puzzle

A crucial document is often missing in an otherwise straightforward process to starting an account-based pension or a tr... Read More

SuperConcepts AUA down in March quarter

***UPDATED*** SuperConcepts has recorded a 14 per cent decline in its assets under administration (AUA) in the first qua... Read More
revenue decline

Accountants see further revenue hit due to pandemic

A majority of accountants expect their business revenue to drop further in the next three months despite many of them al... Read More

Trustees seeking liquidity should be cautious

A law firm has warned that SMSF trustees should take caution when selling a parcel of shares or units borrowed to purcha... Read More

SAR lodgement due date extended

The Tax Office will be extending the deadline to lodge an SMSF annual return as it announces blanket lodgement deferrals... Read More

SMSF auditors disciplined by ASIC

ASIC has named a number of SMSF auditors that it has had to disqualify, suspend or impose conditions due to concerns abo... Read More
Clint Jackson

LRBA relief limited in practice, says law firm

While the ATO guidance regarding SMSF loan relief due to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic is useful, its practice is... Read More

Court dismisses appeal of SMSF death benefits decision

A Victorian court’s dismissal of an appeal on a decision made on SMSF death benefits has put into focus the high stand... Read More

Rent relief guidance given on non-geared unit trusts

The Tax Office has provided further guidance on its regulatory position regarding rent relief for commercial tenants, ... Read More
Graeme Colley

2 factors key to effective crisis pension strategy

Trustees should be considering a couple of key factors in their SMSFs to ride out economic shocks like the one caused by... Read More
Shelly Banton

‘Fast-tracking’ of e-signatures inevitable, auditor says

An SMSF auditor predicts that a silver lining of the COVID-19 pandemic is that the industry will “fast-track” the ad... Read More


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