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Adrian Flores

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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.

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Bill Orow and Chris Hill

Marsella to have wider implications for advice provision

Legal experts have analysed how the landmark death benefits decision in Marsella will have wider industry implications a... Read More
Shelley Banton

SMSFs ‘high on the radar’ for cyber scams

There is no doubt that self-managed super funds are a prime target for cyber criminals as they seek to take advantage of... Read More
Shunning rent relief for tenants

Shunning rent relief for tenants could have NALI risks

SMSF landlords that don’t provide a tenant that is a related party with commercial rent relief could end up with a sit... Read More
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Rent deferral could lead to in-house asset issues

Commercial rent relief in the form of a deferral could create in-house asset issues for the fund; however, an administra... Read More
Matthew Burgess

More cases can guide court removal of trustees

***UPDATED***A law firm has highlighted other legal decisions that could provide a better guide on how a court can force... Read More
Martin Fahy

$7.1bn paid in early release scheme: ASFA

Around 855,000 payments totalling around $7.1 billion have been made from super funds to individuals by the end of April... Read More
ATO

ATO reveals new SMSF property development bulletin

The Australian Tax Office has published its inaugural regulator’s bulletin addressing concerns surrounding property de... Read More
Lyn Formica

Vendor financing with 13.22C trusts fraught with danger

SMSFs wanting to sell property owned in a non-geared related unit trust to an unrelated party on vendor finance terms co... Read More
Ban

Adviser hit with permanent ban for SMSF misconduct

The corporate regulator has permanently banned an adviser for recommending the establishment of SMSFs for clients desp... Read More
Shaun Backhaus and Bryce Figot

Marsella different to Katz, says law firm

There were key differences that led to the recent SMSF death benefits case Wareham v Marsella reaching a different outco... Read More
SMSFA releases record of advice template

SMSFA releases record of advice template

The SMSF Association has put out its record of advice (ROA) template for advisers and tax agents to give to trustees imp... Read More
Daniel Butler

Victorian rent relief protections may exclude SMSFs

Landlords owning property through an SMSF in Victoria may not be covered by the COVID-19 tenant protections that apply u... Read More
Audti

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

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