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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.

You can email Adrian at [email protected].

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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

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
liquidity

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
ATO

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
Disqualify

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

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
ATO

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
Paul May

SMSF offshoring issues to worsen amid COVID-19

SMSF service providers engaging in offshore outsourcing are facing greater supervision and control challenges as the COV... Read More
Natalie Cameron and Heather Gray

Super, investments ombudsmen added to AFCA ranks

The Australian Financial Complaints Authority has appointed two lead ombudsmen, one to head up the investments and advic... Read More
Naomi Kewley

Tenants without JobKeeper can still seek rent relief

Commercial tenants that don’t qualify for JobKeeper but still want rent relief from their landlords can do so provided... Read More

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