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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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ATO makes changes to independent auditor’s report

The Tax Office has made changes to the SMSF independent auditor’s report (IAR) for reporting periods starting on or af... Read More
Tax agent deregistered

Tax agent deregistered for false SMSF declarations

The Tax Practitioners Board has terminated the licence of a registered tax agent after revealing he had made false decla... Read More
Daniel Butler

Early super access possible while under JobKeeper

A grey area around the definition of “working hours” could allow some individuals temporary early access to super wh... Read More
Meg Heffron

COVID-19 may favour preservation age ‘retirees’

***UPDATED*** Individuals over the age of 60 but under 65 who have lost their job due to COVID-19 are effectively “ret... Read More
Naomi Kewley

LRBA variation likely to trigger NALI

Changes to the terms of a related-party limited recourse borrowing arrangement due to COVID-19 are likely to set off th... Read More
Daniel Butler and Bryce Figot

NALI for no rent relief has ‘no sound basis’

A law firm argues that there is no sound basis for arguing that the net rent payable under that lease should be taxed a... Read More
Scott Hay-Bartlem

Marsella puts trustees on notice around good faith duty

The recent decision in the Marsella case has meant trustees need to be more alert to ensure they are applying the good f... Read More
David Busoli

Trustees with new pensions may be in breach of TBC

There is a danger that new pensions commenced by trustees may have led to inadvertent breaches of the transfer balance c... Read More

Hayne royal commission reforms given 6-month delay

The government has announced a six-month deferral of implementation of reforms relating to the Hayne royal commission as... Read More
BGL brings sales director to leadership rank

BGL brings sales director to leadership rank

SMSF administrator BGL has appointed a business development director to its leadership team as its head of sales and acc... Read More
security breach

ATO clarifies stance on in-house asset breaches

The Tax Office has sought to clarify how it will approach concerns from SMSFs that they may be breaching in-house asset ... Read More

Establishing SMSFs for illegal access on ATO radar

The Tax Office has highlighted concerns around illegal early access to super as the number of newly established SMSFs ha... Read More
Michael Spakman

Topdocs to offer COVID-19 documents free of charge

Legal document provider Topdocs has announced its SMSF documents relating to COVID-19 will be provided to advisers free ... Read More

Surge in super switching, new data finds

Switches in investment from members of super funds were happening at three times the normal rate in March in the midst o... Read More
Peter Burgess

SMSF Association hires deputy CEO

The SMSF Association has announced it will appoint a new deputy chief executive to also serve as its director of policy ... Read More


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