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Newer apartments facing lower growth, hefty repair bills 14 August 2019 131
SMSFs told to hold fire on TSB double counting issue 14 August 2019 466
Markets set for short-term volatility as trade war heats up 13 August 2019 82
SMSFs warned on traps with property co-ownership 13 August 2019 218
Double counting issue with pensions ‘taking many by surprise’ 13 August 2019 368
Aussie shares tipped to rise further despite recent turbulence 12 August 2019 123
Limited licensing failed ‘to achieve policy intent’, says consultant 12 August 2019 222
ATO warns trustees with poor diversification to review strategy 12 August 2019 448
Court rules in favour of widow in death benefit case 09 August 2019 485
SMSFs warned to ‘get defensive’ as reporting season kicks off 08 August 2019 120
BGL announces raft of new appointments to management team 08 August 2019 222
SuperConcepts delivers steady revenue despite dip in market share 08 August 2019 360
Managing cash flow for property critical in current market, SMSFs told 07 August 2019 128
SMSFs told to keep ‘eyes wide open’ with 13.22C unit trusts 07 August 2019 307
Audit software firm launches new features for SMSF accountants 06 August 2019 188
New investment modelling tool launched for SMSFs 06 August 2019 121
SMSFs warned on timing traps with private company shares 06 August 2019 373
RBA announces cash rate decision following consecutive cuts 06 August 2019 250
Treasury floats revival of accountants’ exemption in TPB review 05 August 2019 474
Software firm launches mobile app, announces new integration 05 August 2019 163
‘Few signs’ of global recession in near term 05 August 2019 160
ATO contacts SMSF auditors over concentration risk concerns 05 August 2019 565
Former adviser banned for deceptive conduct with SMSF accounts 05 August 2019 283
US rate cut unlikely to change RBA outlook 02 August 2019 89
Advisers urged to reassess clients for senior heath card eligibility 02 August 2019 299
Property market stabilises as values slowly rise in capital cities 01 August 2019 98
SMSF professionals facing ‘unprecedented challenges’ as compliance rises 01 August 2019 296
Superannuation advice fees under scrutiny by regulators 01 August 2019 447
Advisers ‘undeterred’ by increasing regulation and compliance 31 July 2019 304
APRA super funds under scrutiny for ‘improper inducements’ 31 July 2019 453
Non-bank lender locks in rate cuts for SMSF loans 31 July 2019 153
Aussie shares poised for further growth over next year 30 July 2019 111
Guidance on pension minimums missing key issue 30 July 2019 313
SG increase to benefit most lower, middle-income earners 29 July 2019 99
Problem areas flagged with SMSF business property 29 July 2019 359
Court rules against SMSF firm in employment contract case 29 July 2019 472
Australian sharemarket breaks ‘illusive all-time high’ 26 July 2019 113
SMSFs told to hold fire on new reporting for LRBA, NALI measures 26 July 2019 420
ATO releases decision impact statement on early access to super case 26 July 2019 441
Advice clients warned on hidden costs in ‘frailty years’ 25 July 2019 142
ATO updates instructions and guidance for TBAR 25 July 2019 412
Updated guidance on death benefit pensions spurs more confusion 25 July 2019 397
Movement between licensees ramps up as advisers consider options 25 July 2019 157
SMSFs outperform APRA-regulated funds in fresh analysis 24 July 2019 316
Government revives NALI and LRBA measures with new bill 24 July 2019 462
Compliance traps outlined with UPE reinvestment 24 July 2019 344
ASIC bans adviser over licence breach, superannuation advice 24 July 2019 316
IPOs performing well in 2019 despite limited listings 23 July 2019 134
SG freeze to prolong reliance on Age Pension, says ASFA 23 July 2019 336
Reforms to superannuation insurance trigger mixed views 23 July 2019 367
ATO’s death benefit pension guidance sparks new questions 23 July 2019 496
SMSFs cautioned on bank stocks as interest rates continue to fall 22 July 2019 148
ASIC adviser levy impacting licensing decisions by accountants 22 July 2019 329
ASIC disqualifies 3 SMSF auditors in major swoop 22 July 2019 639
Law firm loses appeal against SMSF in contract clause case 22 July 2019 505
Tax Office outlines process for ineligible downsizer contributions 19 July 2019 284
Accountants urged to do FASEA exam to ‘keep the door open’ 19 July 2019 414
ATO set to release guidance on SMSF property development 19 July 2019 546
Behaviour coaching, tax advice critical to boosting client returns 18 July 2019 133
ATO flags tax return inclusions for legacy pensions 18 July 2019 351
FASEA approves RPL credits for CPA, CA ANZ designations 18 July 2019 534
Non-bank lender launches 90-day notice account 17 July 2019 211
Contravention report changes to impact SMSF auditors 17 July 2019 543
ATO releases ‘welcome guidance’ on death benefit income streams 17 July 2019 640
ASIC cancels AFSL over failures with licensee obligations 17 July 2019 378
RBA tipped to make deeper cuts to interest rates 16 July 2019 103
Death benefit dispute highlights role of fund guardians 16 July 2019 277
ATO contacts 50,000 SMSFs in late-lodgement swoop 16 July 2019 506
Hundreds of SMSFs cancelled over illegal early release 16 July 2019 607
ATO reveals findings on misuse of auditor numbers 15 July 2019 902
Trade war placing global equities under pressure 15 July 2019 186
Dealer group appoints regional business manager 15 July 2019 391
Government to lower deeming rates for pension 15 July 2019 209
Meaningful recovery in property prices ‘still a way off’ 15 July 2019 96
ASIC takes action against licensees over AFCA membership 12 July 2019 514
ATO updates guidance on conversion of TRISs 12 July 2019 622
1 in 5 SMSFs consider winding up fund 12 July 2019 501
SMSF investors taking defensive stance in uncertain climate 11 July 2019 112
‘Complex and unforgiving’: SG regime in need of overhaul 11 July 2019 457
Bank-owned super fund facing class action over advice fees 11 July 2019 391
Accountants gaining SMSF market share from planners 11 July 2019 486
Deeming rates cutting pensioner incomes by a third 10 July 2019 461
Adviser receives 10-year prison sentence for stealing SMSF client money 10 July 2019 671
Tribunal upholds ATO decision on excess transfer balance 10 July 2019 481
Property valuations still stretched despite signs of improvement 09 July 2019 111
Tax agents warned against ‘inappropriate use’ of myGov 09 July 2019 504
Risky behaviours with cryptocurrency and SMSFs on ATO’s radar 09 July 2019 548
SMSFs cautioned on administrative traps with foreign property 09 July 2019 465
Advisers, trustees warned on ‘hidden’ platform fees 08 July 2019 428
Pension documentation, valuations marked as compliance hotspots 08 July 2019 570
Class announces raft of appointments to leadership team 08 July 2019 395
Reliance on age pension steadily dropping, report shows 05 July 2019 190
Big four firm urges government to take decisive stance on LRBAs 05 July 2019 525
SMSF court case sheds light on trustee appointments 05 July 2019 834
SMSF Summit and Awards launched for 3rd year 05 July 2019 542
Downsizer contributions see strong take-up 05 July 2019 469
Winners announced for SMSF service provider awards 04 July 2019 665
SMSF investors told to hold on to Woolworths stocks 04 July 2019 206
ASIC expected to toughen licensing application process 04 July 2019 464
Document provider outlines traps with auto-reversionary pensions 04 July 2019 449
Delayed start to SuperStream rollovers for SMSFs confirmed 04 July 2019 390
RBA cut to see deposit rates drop to lowest since mid-1950s 03 July 2019 234
Property development attracting regulator attention, SMSFs warned 03 July 2019 491
Federal Court rules against SMSF admin firm in recent dispute 03 July 2019 837
Younger SMSF clients seeking transparency, ethical investment focus 28 June 2019 328
ATO taking tougher action on late lodgements 28 June 2019 382
Big four firm outlines new financial year checklist for SMSFs 28 June 2019 533
SMSFs told to review loans after safe harbour rate rise 27 June 2019 163
SMSF investors initiate legal action against audit firm 27 June 2019 707
Prominent SMSF lawyer joins SMSF Association board 27 June 2019 478
Another adviser banned over super and insurance advice 27 June 2019 579
SMSFA receives RPL credit for specialist designation 27 June 2019 447
Global equities facing mounting trade risks 26 June 2019 247
Changes to SuperStream deadline creating confusion for SMSF sector 26 June 2019 399
High-risk SMSFs under increased pressure with new return labels 26 June 2019 583
Second class action filed against AMP over super fees 26 June 2019 400
Adviser receives permanent ban over super switching advice 26 June 2019 567
Government still mulling over 3-yearly audit cycle 25 June 2019 622
ATO issues correction about late lodgement emails to tax agents 25 June 2019 420
Control considerations flagged with death benefit pensions for children 25 June 2019 519
A hard Brexit to cause ‘significant implications’ for global equities 24 June 2019 243
Processing time frames with clearing houses ‘catching out’ clients 24 June 2019 441
SMSFs cautioned on breaches with unpaid trust distributions 24 June 2019 619
ATO updates online services for SMSF members 24 June 2019 513
Australian stock market tipped to hit all-time high 21 June 2019 234
Clarity provided on contentious issue with contribution reserving 21 June 2019 614
Fees and maintenance costs detracting from property returns 20 June 2019 224
ATO confirms next TBAR deadline for quarterly reporters 20 June 2019 494
Interest rate for SMSF loans set to rise under safe harbour terms 20 June 2019 740
SMSFs to be spared from new STP reporting obligations 20 June 2019 695
Digital signatures still posing risks despite legislative changes 19 June 2019 635
ATO to use new tax return label for SMSF risk profiling 19 June 2019 657
Lower interest rates forcing retirees into riskier markets 19 June 2019 367
Industry fund targets SMSFs with new investment offering 19 June 2019 745
Recession in Australia ‘unlikely’ following promising signs 18 June 2019 450
Government looks to ease burden of ABN system changes 18 June 2019 522
Software firm alerts SMSFs to changes in 2019 SMSF return 18 June 2019 525
Vital compliance steps flagged for contribution deductions 18 June 2019 486
SMSFs reminded on upcoming PAYG withholding obligations 17 June 2019 625
Failure to pay minimum pension ‘diabolical’ for reversionary pensions 17 June 2019 702
Court awards damages in SMSF property development case 17 June 2019 802
Bank stocks looking strong on the back of APRA guidelines 14 June 2019 297
Critical documentation steps flagged with switching SMSF loans 14 June 2019 591
SMSFs warned on trap with TBAR cancellations 14 June 2019 618
FASEA approves first round of graduate diplomas, bridging courses 14 June 2019 446
APRA imposes licence conditions on bank-owned super fund 14 June 2019 538
Extra requirement for tax agents with 2019 SMSF returns 13 June 2019 860
Major bank to sell accountant-focused advisory firm 13 June 2019 558
Trustee favourite facing headwinds 13 June 2019 185
Trustees warned on CGT events with family trust changes 12 June 2019 614
Clarity provided on in-specie contributions and unallocated reserves 12 June 2019 931
ASIC launches court proceedings over conflicted SMSF advice 12 June 2019 817
Federal Court orders removal of corporate trustee 12 June 2019 663
Members in the dark about changes to superannuation insurance 11 June 2019 612
Adviser demand for technology, data science courses on the rise 11 June 2019 447
APRA fund transfer process expected to cut SMSF admin burden 11 June 2019 641
Decline in property prices slowing in pace 11 June 2019 208
Practitioners cautioned on liability risks with reviewing insurance 07 June 2019 567
Incorrect determinations issued following system error 07 June 2019 497
SuperConcepts announces new appointments to leadership team 07 June 2019 914
Proposed retirement income review ‘missing the point’ 07 June 2019 316
Planning strategies highlighted with contributions ‘beyond the caps’ 06 June 2019 258
Global equities facing ‘darkening outlook’, SMSFs warned 06 June 2019 246
Zuper targets SMSF professionals with super fund offering 06 June 2019 281
ATO provides update on lodgements impacted by outage 06 June 2019 289
Non-bank lenders see surge in refinancing for SMSF loans 05 June 2019 450
Law firm announces plans to launch class action over super fees 05 June 2019 659
Reporting mismatch with reversionary pensions causing excess TBCs 05 June 2019 370
ASIC permanently bans adviser over inappropriate SMSF advice 05 June 2019 891
High dividend shares still a vital part of SMSF portfolios 04 June 2019 301
Former accountant sentenced for defrauding SMSF investors 04 June 2019 903
SMSF software firm announces release for tax time 03 June 2019 241
ATO reports back on late lodgement swoop for tax agents 03 June 2019 707
‘Serious ramifications’ with slip-ups under trustee-member rules 03 June 2019 468
CGT strategy highlighted with work test exemption 03 June 2019 785
Franking credit discussion should be ‘dead and buried’, says BGL 31 May 2019 234
Stock market slows ahead of speculated rate cut 31 May 2019 250
Accountants’ exemption debate ‘back on the radar’, says IPA 31 May 2019 452
ASIC bans adviser over SMSF property, loans advice 31 May 2019 1091
ECPI proposals predicted to see return of old regime 30 May 2019 650
SMSFs reminded on deadline with protecting your super measures 30 May 2019 298
Class action filed against AMP over super fees 30 May 2019 672
Global equity bull market tipped to last till 2020 29 May 2019 183
SMSFs warned on complications with asset test exemption 29 May 2019 305
Timing of transactions critical to maximising ECPI 29 May 2019 637
Superannuation savings ‘less risky’ compared to negative gearing 28 May 2019 454
SMSF assets climb to over $746bn, new data shows 28 May 2019 300
‘Grey clouds lift’ from catch-up contributions 28 May 2019 603
ATO updates valuation guidelines for pension reporting 28 May 2019 992
Bank and private health insurance stocks see post-election surge 24 May 2019 151
FASEA begins assessing foreign qualifications 24 May 2019 589
Franking credit debate far from over, says KPMG 24 May 2019 797
Positive signs ‘creeping in’ for residential property 23 May 2019 194
SMSFs reminded on PAYG obligations for legacy pensions 23 May 2019 683
Division 7A amendments a ‘hidden danger’ for related party SMSF loans 23 May 2019 935
Financial adviser banned for failing director duties 22 May 2019 629
Election result tipped to boost property, high-yielding shares 22 May 2019 246
SMSF lodgments spike in final weeks to deadline 22 May 2019 673
LRBAs, guarantees in need of review after property market falls 22 May 2019 618
SMSF investors tipped to transition to commercial property 21 May 2019 267
Federal election a ‘lesson’ on jumping the gun on policy proposals 21 May 2019 552
Adviser exam the next ‘hurdle’ for advisers with new standards 21 May 2019 698
Labor needs to rethink franking credit policy, says MP 21 May 2019 816
Outlook for equities ‘positive’, SMSFs told 20 May 2019 239
Lapsed measures to be reintroduced after Coalition win 20 May 2019 408
ATO scrutinising contributions ‘paid in error’, SMSFs warned 20 May 2019 834
NSW Court upholds appeal in estate planning case 20 May 2019 865
Major superannuation changes off the table following Liberal win 19 May 2019 1327
FASEA opens registrations for adviser exam 17 May 2019 298
ATO provides compliance checklist for SMSF wind-ups 17 May 2019 663
Past convictions still a trap with SMSF set-ups, practitioners warned 17 May 2019 664
Approvals of diplomas, bridging courses by FASEA at a standstill 16 May 2019 655
SMSF industry gears up for federal election result 16 May 2019 862
CA ANZ launches campaign against Labor’s tax affairs cap 15 May 2019 770
SMSF investors told not to panic about election result 15 May 2019 672
SMSFs to be hit with higher admin penalties under Labor 15 May 2019 888
ATO figures show jump in starting balances for SMSFs 14 May 2019 952
Contribution strategies outlined in lead-up to EOFY 14 May 2019 670
Grandfathering under Labor’s LRBA ban ‘unpredictable’, SMSFs warned 14 May 2019 1335
ASIC takes action on 58 licence holders over dual authorisation 13 May 2019 648
BGL adds new SMSF loan application feature 13 May 2019 637
SMSF lodgements at 60% as deadline looms 13 May 2019 929
Industry group lobbies for changes to franking credit policy 10 May 2019 814
IPA tells Labor to come clean on accounting service fees 10 May 2019 900
Labor’s franking credit, super policies to raise $88bn 10 May 2019 776
Labor versus Liberal: The key election policies impacting SMSFs 10 May 2019 819
SuperConcepts CEO announces leadership restructure 10 May 2019 835
ATO urges SMSFs to prepare for ‘protecting your super’ changes 09 May 2019 867
Leaders clash over contributions for self-employed in final debate 09 May 2019 888
Industry super fund pays penalty notice for misleading claims 09 May 2019 692
Election result to impact equity allocations, advice firm predicts 08 May 2019 1086
ATO outlines plans to upgrade digital services for SMSF auditors 07 May 2019 726
SMSFs warned against major portfolio changes before election 07 May 2019 1020
PAYG case provides clarity on pension payments for SMSFs 07 May 2019 802
RBA hands down interest rate decision for May 07 May 2019 1164
Average age for establishing SMSFs sitting at 48.9: Report 06 May 2019 684
SMSFs, retirees ‘made to feel like tax cheats’, says Frydenberg 06 May 2019 896
ATO releases disqualified trustee register 06 May 2019 1238
Unpaid super still ‘an epidemic’, recent analysis shows 03 May 2019 649
ATO issues audit checklist for events-based reporting 03 May 2019 859
Franking credit changes ‘won’t be the death of SMSFs’ 03 May 2019 909
TBAR lodgement errors causing processing delays, says ATO 02 May 2019 912
ATO flags key lodgement dates for SMSFs 02 May 2019 1079
SMSFs on ATO’s radar in cryptocurrency review 01 May 2019 1454
‘No plan to lift Medicare levy’, Labor promises 01 May 2019 678
ATO outlines causes for missing TBAR info on online services 01 May 2019 665
Regulatory burden impeding access to super advice, says CPA 30 April 2019 949
ATO responds to gripes over access to TBAR services 30 April 2019 783
AAT upholds TPB decision to end tax agent’s registration 29 April 2019 1214
SMSF Association makes 2 new board appointments 29 April 2019 707
ATO sticking to SuperStream deadline for SMSF rollovers 29 April 2019 1294
BGL adds new provider to its actuarial wizard 29 April 2019 776
ASIC’s tougher approach to responsible managers causing problems 26 April 2019 765
TBAR a ‘big issue’ for SMSFs in next 12 months 26 April 2019 963
SMSFs reminded on pension payment deadline for EOFY 24 April 2019 738
Superannuation policy divides voters in lead-up to election 24 April 2019 918
Labor rules out plans to introduce death taxes 24 April 2019 2225
Critical steps outlined for dealing with loss of capacity, EPOAs 23 April 2019 845
LRBA ban to hit small business owners, lender warns Labor 23 April 2019 1583
‘Major issues’ with supply of SMSF documents in certain states 23 April 2019 963
Transfer of loan amounts flagged as vital compliance step for LRBAs 18 April 2019 1192
Labor’s $3,000 tax affairs cap to hit new businesses, migrants 18 April 2019 1049
Federal Court hands down decision in bankruptcy case 18 April 2019 1240
FOFA architect appointed to SMSFA board 18 April 2019 837
6-member SMSFs flagged as election policy by Liberals 17 April 2019 1046
Bill Shorten cops further backlash over super, accountant comments 17 April 2019 1280
Personal super contributions the biggest adviser query for March 17 April 2019 682
ATO issues reminder on upcoming TBAR deadlines 17 April 2019 798
Changes to super contributions ‘not a tax increase’, says Shorten 17 April 2019 1403
‘No plans to increase taxes on super’, says Bill Shorten 16 April 2019 1168
Major SMSF firm flags strategies for franking credit policy 16 April 2019 1328
Adviser receives ban over inappropriate superannuation advice 16 April 2019 886
Lack of detail on proposed LRBA ban causing strategy roadblocks 15 April 2019 857
$75k pension exemption limit still ‘a possibility’ under Labor 15 April 2019 1087
SMSF Party fails to register before election deadline 12 April 2019 975
Proposed levy tipped to impact taxation to SMSFs 12 April 2019 843
Australia’s $4bn SG blackhole impacting self-employed workers most 12 April 2019 780
Election date locked in as battle over super policy continues 11 April 2019 962
Commonly overlooked test flagged with related party rules 11 April 2019 1223
ASIC issues warning on advice fees from super accounts 10 April 2019 936
BGL locks in new integration with cash investment platform 10 April 2019 846
Law firm clarifies confusion over financial assistance prohibition 10 April 2019 1407
Non-major bank sells off specialist SMSF firm 10 April 2019 1130
Software firm launches new SMSF administration service 09 April 2019 954
Accidental withdrawals highlighted as red flag area for financials 09 April 2019 1494
New APRA powers a potential win for SMSF sector 08 April 2019 761
SMSF software company gears up for new ATO services 08 April 2019 759
WA court case highlights lessons on death benefit conflicts 08 April 2019 1325
Labor tax proposal to hit over 2m APRA fund members 05 April 2019 964
Government committee hands down franking credit report 05 April 2019 1223
Labor flags women’s super as priority in budget reply 05 April 2019 1088
Protections and risks highlighted with ATO publications 04 April 2019 720
SuperConcepts announces new CEO 04 April 2019 1581
Strategy considerations flagged with accessing super benefits 04 April 2019 777
Government fails to pass NALI, SG opt-out measures 04 April 2019 1057
ASIC imposes licence conditions on SMSF Advisers Network 04 April 2019 1423
Tax Institute calls for raft of changes to TBAR 03 April 2019 815
Non-bank SMSF loans causing headaches with audits, financials 03 April 2019 1395
SMSFs warned not to jump the gun on franking credit policy 03 April 2019 1402
ATO provides update on TBAR services for tax agents 03 April 2019 1042
6-member SMSF measure falls flat 03 April 2019 1603
Top budget measures impacting SMSF professionals 03 April 2019 962
ECPI measures proposed to target tax manipulation 02 April 2019 1130
Government to bolster ATO’s compliance activity on unpaid super 02 April 2019 811
Budget measure to delay SuperStream for SMSFs 02 April 2019 1130
Higher levies, more reporting tipped to follow ASIC, APRA measures 02 April 2019 842
Government announces new super contribution measures 01 April 2019 1521
Campaign launched to boost Senate support for 6-member SMSFs 01 April 2019 847
ATO to contact 100 SMSF auditors with inactive audit periods 01 April 2019 884
Federal Court hands down decision in family trust case 29 March 2019 1465
SuperGuardian appoints former SuperConcepts senior manager 29 March 2019 1109
Advice regulations plagued by structural issues, says SMSFA 28 March 2019 1015
Poor conduct with general advice landing SMSFs in risky investments 28 March 2019 1337
‘Little sympathy’ for advice firms stung by commission ban, says Labor MP 28 March 2019 1020
Personal super contributions flagged as key EOFY strategy 27 March 2019 788
Senate committee gives 6-member SMSF bill green light 27 March 2019 1043
Common adviser practices with SMSF documents posing liability risk 26 March 2019 973
Federal budget tipped to bring ‘sweeteners’ for super 26 March 2019 865
6-member SMSFs ‘a solution looking for a problem’ 26 March 2019 845
‘Inappropriate’ Medicare outcome flagged with franking credit denial 25 March 2019 1193
Major bank toughens lending policy for commercial SMSF loans 25 March 2019 1311
Licensees reminded on important CPD deadline for FASEA 22 March 2019 1065
Federal Court winds up parent company of SMSF firm 22 March 2019 1129
Regulators raise concerns about rise in non-bank SMSF lending 22 March 2019 1549
Trust deed updates flagged for 6-member SMSFs 22 March 2019 947
ATO flags PAYG obligations for SMSFs with legacy pensions 21 March 2019 967
Adviser banned as ASIC continues BDBN document swoop 21 March 2019 1579
Over 40 SMSF firms to be hit by Westpac’s restructure 21 March 2019 1139
SMSF software firm adds new management and document services 20 March 2019 1111
ATO rulings on low-interest loans reaching expiry, SMSFs warned 19 March 2019 1478
SMSF borrowing plateaus amidst property downturn, lending changes 19 March 2019 1371
SMSF service provider flags priorities for improving ECPI 18 March 2019 1008
Subpar investment strategies on auditors’ radars, SMSFs warned 18 March 2019 1553
Adviser sentenced to jail for losing $5.1m in SMSF client money 15 March 2019 1367
BGL hits back at AustralianSuper’s attack on SMSFs 15 March 2019 1149
Liability risks highlighted with 6-member SMSFs 15 March 2019 1068
Document witnessing, property advice flagged as major focus areas for ASIC 14 March 2019 1536
SMSFs cautioned on potential ‘slip-ups’, breaches with trusts 14 March 2019 1406
ACTU’s push for SMSF inquiry cops heat from SMSF industry 14 March 2019 1088
Full pension SMSFs to lose $5k under Labor policy 13 March 2019 1359
AAT finds ATO tax decision ‘unreasonable’ in SMSF case 13 March 2019 1311
Advisers told to revise SMSF set-up process ahead of SuperStream 13 March 2019 943
SMSF trustee takes insurance company to court 12 March 2019 1328
UK expats warned on Brexit impact on pensions 12 March 2019 950
Early access to super tops the list for adviser queries in February 11 March 2019 831
AAT reviews ATO decision on lump sum payment 11 March 2019 1456
‘Ridiculous complexity’ with changes to small business CGT concessions 11 March 2019 1459
BDO lobbies government for lifetime contribution cap 08 March 2019 948
More misuse of auditor numbers surfacing as ATO campaign kicks off 08 March 2019 1279
More loose ends flagged with NALI measures 08 March 2019 1559
ASIC takes action against 7 SMSF auditors in misconduct crackdown 08 March 2019 1521
Government told to introduce pooled thresholds for super 07 March 2019 807
Sole purpose guidance needed following recent fund offers 07 March 2019 1320
LRBA roadblocks tipped to see unit trusts surge in popularity 06 March 2019 1618
SMSFs warned on critical compliance step with property transfers 06 March 2019 1582
ATO flags common TBAR failures for SMSFs 06 March 2019 1276
SMSFs ‘unfairly targeted’ in vacant land tax changes 05 March 2019 1412
ASIC stands by AFSL assessment process after recent cases 05 March 2019 1173
SMSF software firm teams up with managed account provider 05 March 2019 1253
Reserve Bank locks in interest rate decision for March 05 March 2019 1653
CGT cap to jump by $35k in FY 2019–20 04 March 2019 1649
FASEA’s impact on adviser attrition ‘overstated’ 04 March 2019 1136
SMSF investor optimism has ‘fast evaporated’: Report 04 March 2019 908
High-risk LRBAs, TBAR on the ATO’s radar this year 01 March 2019 1269
Advisers told to take action on legacy pensions to prevent ‘nasty’ taxes 01 March 2019 981
Excess balance concerns raised with legislative fix 28 February 2019 1149
Quirks with ECPI and software clarified 28 February 2019 852
SMSFs warned on potential pitfalls with Airbnb rentals 28 February 2019 1910
Draft legislation released to fix tax trap with death benefits 27 February 2019 1223
Key lessons on conflict of duty in SMSF death benefit case 27 February 2019 1242
ATO reveals red flag areas for SMSF contraventions 27 February 2019 1521
Government has ‘given up’ on SG amnesty measure 27 February 2019 1445
‘Missing SMSF’ case dismissed by Tribunal 26 February 2019 1205
Down the rabbit hole 26 February 2019 1438
Down the rabbit hole 26 February 2019 236
More SMSF auditors caught by ATO’s independence crackdown 25 February 2019 1640
Tax and estate planning traps flagged with pension restructures 25 February 2019 1011
‘Blips on the radar’ for SMSF industry as set-ups decline 25 February 2019 1110
SMSF professionals in the spotlight as ATO continues non-lodgement crackdown 22 February 2019 1729
Government to have ‘one last crack’ at passing 6-member bill 22 February 2019 1205
ATO to introduce register of disqualified SMSF trustees 22 February 2019 1510
ATO reports back on top 100 SMSFs probe 21 February 2019 1372
SMSF software company launches new adviser dashboard 21 February 2019 957
Draft ruling for NALI provision lacking clarity on 17B and retirement 21 February 2019 941
Tools for segmenting your client base 20 February 2019 1202
Estate planning health check 20 February 2019 1315
ASIC outlines priorities for SMSF advice space 20 February 2019 1084
SMSF software firm unveils new integration for managed accounts 20 February 2019 1018
Government makes moves to pass insurance in super measures 20 February 2019 1309
ATO flags changes to notice of compliance process for SMSFs 20 February 2019 1068
Taking stock 20 February 2019 1098
An evolving beast 20 February 2019 1091
SMSF software firm launches new support platform 19 February 2019 890
Consulting firm to launch client onboarding tool for advisers 19 February 2019 971
Victorian court hands down decision in SMSF estate planning case 19 February 2019 1670
Certain super wraps, funds could be hit by franking credit changes 19 February 2019 1563
SMSF accountant in hot water, enters EU with ASIC 19 February 2019 1579
Compliance hotspots for SMSFs 19 February 2019 426
ASIC to appeal Federal Court decision on major super case 18 February 2019 1294
FASEA ‘another nail in the coffin’ for limited licensing 18 February 2019 1179
Labor’s tax advice cap to limit SMSFs from fighting ATO 18 February 2019 1194
Class announces new CEO 18 February 2019 1787
Moving with the tide 18 February 2019 337
Admin firm launches SMSF strategy and compliance aid 18 February 2019 957
Mixed reviews to changes in government’s ‘rorts and rip-offs’ bill 15 February 2019 1199
Advisers warned on sole purpose breach with advice fees 15 February 2019 2118
Association calls for overhaul of TRIS rules 15 February 2019 1088
SMSF property spruiker cops court orders 15 February 2019 1253
SMSF service providers review fee arrangements post RC 14 February 2019 1116
ATO to contact members about deductions for contributions 14 February 2019 1091
AMP reports ‘signs of deterioration’ in loans to advisers 14 February 2019 1353
SMSF software firm automates tax statement processing 13 February 2019 1526
Bill to increase SMSF member limit enters Parliament 13 February 2019 2188
Prominent SMSF industry figure takes up new role at Deloitte 13 February 2019 1505
New auditor tool launched for title searches, ASIC extracts 12 February 2019 1030
Legal disputes feared with uncertainty around death benefits 12 February 2019 1060
Adviser numbers spike across SMSF-focused licensees 12 February 2019 1287
TRIS headache rectified as new legislation passes 12 February 2019 1528
RC proposal boosts protection for SMSFs hit by advice failures 11 February 2019 1113
Employers still the main channel for super survey shows 11 February 2019 910
Critical carveout date flagged as election looms 11 February 2019 1350
RC’s soft stance on vertical integration ‘a missed opportunity’ 08 February 2019 975
Dodging Labor’s trust tax may trigger ‘murky taxes’, SMSFs warned 08 February 2019 1274
Early release measures ‘a job half done’ for SMSFs 08 February 2019 1013
CA ANZ calls for shake-up to actuarial certificates for SMSFs 07 February 2019 1138
Tribunal upholds decision to reject AFSL for SMSF firm 07 February 2019 1392
RC proposal for best interests duty pegged as win for advisers 06 February 2019 1553
Federal Court disqualifies officers over failed land banking scheme 06 February 2019 1404
Mixed phase SMSFs see greatest jump in growth 06 February 2019 968
SMSF firms ‘a low hanging fruit’ for ASIC action 05 February 2019 1060
RBA makes first cash rate call for the year 05 February 2019 1503
Government to adopt RC changes for advice fees, super 05 February 2019 1261
The SMSF Party set to register after reaching 500 members 04 February 2019 1851
SuperConcepts announces shakeup to leadership team 04 February 2019 1712
ASF Audits acquires Melbourne-based audit firm 04 February 2019 1849
Major debt and bankruptcy concerns raised with commission ban 01 February 2019 1402
Ban on LRBAs to spur ‘indirect borrowing strategies’ 01 February 2019 1707
SMSFs ‘singled out’ in PC report recommendations 31 January 2019 1131
Labor win tipped to have ramifications for transfer balance cap 31 January 2019 1519
Andrea Slattery appointed to bank board 31 January 2019 1529
SMSF admin firm eases concern over trust tax impact 30 January 2019 1171
Case law points to ‘growing importance’ of SMSF document chain 30 January 2019 1105
Grant Abbott launches SMSF-focused political party 29 January 2019 2649
AMP finalises wind-up of SMSF Advice licence 29 January 2019 1447
SuperConcepts announces interim CEO 29 January 2019 1435
ATO flags common errors with contribution deductions 29 January 2019 1278
MLC announces fee cuts, family pricing for super products 29 January 2019 1575
Rice Warner sceptical of PC report proposal for SMSFs 25 January 2019 1073
Non-taxpaying SMSFs a ‘system anomaly’, says Bowen 25 January 2019 1575
Common BDBN ‘pitfalls’ flagged in wake of ASIC action 25 January 2019 1216
Months left for government to address ‘unfinished business’ for super 24 January 2019 1206
PC proposal to require ‘serious documentation’ from SMSF advice firms 24 January 2019 1256
Off-the-plan properties posing ‘settlement risk’, SMSFs warned 23 January 2019 1636
Adviser banned for ‘deceptive conduct’ with binding nomination forms 23 January 2019 1755
Labor flags cuts to super tax concessions in budget repair policy 23 January 2019 1873
Labor’s SMSF borrowing ban to make ‘little difference’ 22 January 2019 2848
Tribunal rejects appeal against enduring guardianship decision 22 January 2019 1237
Court winds up SMSF firm over misuse of funds 21 January 2019 1217
12-month window for SG amnesty fast evaporating 21 January 2019 2411
ASIC imposes licence conditions on SMSF firm 21 January 2019 1188
Labor pushes ahead with trust tax 18 January 2019 2540
APRA funds warned on TBC system error 18 January 2019 710
‘More work’ needed with comparison of SMSFs and APRA funds 18 January 2019 1205
‘Limited time’ left for passage of 6-member SMSFs 17 January 2019 1613
ATO to issue 90,000 division 293 assessments 17 January 2019 1516
Treasurer defends SMSF borrowing as election battle rages on 17 January 2019 1835
Fresh battle launched in SMSF, property case 17 January 2019 1442
IPA calls for greater accountability from super fund trustees 16 January 2019 1037
Election battle lines drawn over women’s super policy 16 January 2019 1158
ATO begins rollout of new super services for tax agents 16 January 2019 1631
Labor’s $3k tax affairs cap tipped to hit SMSF trustees 15 January 2019 1746
SMSF industry told to brace for ‘interesting’ times ahead 15 January 2019 1122
Important safeguards flagged for SMSF auditors 15 January 2019 1285
Major bank cautions SMSF investors on headwinds for 2019 14 January 2019 1608
ATO outlines compliance approach for next TBAR deadline 14 January 2019 1628
Power shift feared with 3-year audits 14 January 2019 1408
Major questions linger for reversionary TRIS issues 11 January 2019 1231
SMSFs warned on basic slip-ups with transfer balance accounts 11 January 2019 1083
Mixed reviews for PC report’s minimum threshold 11 January 2019 1450
Spate of changes for SMSF advice in final PC report 10 January 2019 1536
Mandatory exam causing ‘great angst’ for SMSF professionals 10 January 2019 1365
Coalition pushes Senate to pass superannuation bills 10 January 2019 1399
ASIC floats changes to advice fee disclosure for super members 09 January 2019 1400
‘Retrograde’ Labor policy cops heat from ex-ATO exec 09 January 2019 1964
Tribunal upholds ASIC’s refusal of limited AFSL 09 January 2019 1562
Accounting body lobbies for extension to adviser exam 08 January 2019 1214
LRBAs still in ‘jeopardy’, despite recent tick of approval 08 January 2019 1829
Qualified audit reports tipped to rise for SMSFs this year 07 January 2019 2011
Tax troubles cropping up with super withdrawals 07 January 2019 1074
Tribunal makes decision in SMSF stamp duty case 07 January 2019 1451
Admin, BDBN errors flagged for SMSFs this year 04 January 2019 1273
Flat outlook for Aussie shares after turbulent quarter 04 January 2019 1550
Federal Court hands down judgment in major super case 04 January 2019 2172
Currency conversion rules causing ‘unfair’ outcomes for UK pensions 04 January 2019 1148
Land tax considerations highlighted for SMSFs with multiple properties 04 January 2019 1342
Strong demand for accountants’ exemption in new poll 03 January 2019 1418
Data feed bugs the ‘biggest challenge’ for real-time reporting 03 January 2019 1243
ECPI changes causing CGT headaches 02 January 2019 1523
Low-cost audit providers tipped to shake up pricing model 02 January 2019 1206
Underutilised strategy pinpointed for pension assets 28 December 2018 1655
ATO pushed to improve access to lost super information 28 December 2018 1157
Time frame for three-year audit measure fast dwindling 27 December 2018 1238
Actuarial firm reveals top queries for ECPI 27 December 2018 1201
ASIC sounds alarm on SMSF promoters 21 December 2018 1684
FASEA announces transition period for CPD policies 21 December 2018 1811
Alternate director strategies posing risks for SMSFs 21 December 2018 1314
FASEA releases final instrument for professional year 20 December 2018 1379
ATO swoops on funds with NALI issues in major project 20 December 2018 1679
ATO sheds ‘welcome light’ on proposed NALI changes 20 December 2018 1751
‘Significant concerns’ raised for accountants as critical deadline looms 20 December 2018 1216
SMSF software firm unveils new security features 19 December 2018 1220
SMSF software provider adds property valuation tools 19 December 2018 1160
ATO issues fresh warning on valuations after major cases 19 December 2018 1775
Associations join forces ahead of looming education standards 18 December 2018 1185
Charges laid over dishonesty offences with super fund money 18 December 2018 1413
Adviser banned over illegal early access scheme 18 December 2018 1535
ASIC orders wind-up of firm over SMSF advice failings 18 December 2018 1553
FULL SPEED AHEAD 18 December 2018 2025
GOLDEN YEARS 17 December 2018 1868
Trustee favourite ‘looking worse for wear’ 17 December 2018 1545
SMSF professionals to fork out hefty fees for exam 17 December 2018 1277
Auditors warned on critical obligation with threatening behavior 14 December 2018 1515
CGT relief errors still surfacing in annual returns 14 December 2018 489
ASIC clarifies transition process for new education standards 14 December 2018 603
Labor election win tipped to see 2 budgets in 2019 13 December 2018 1023
‘Conflict of interest’ risks raised with new CPD requirements 13 December 2018 740
Labor policy to spur investment shake-ups, wind-ups 13 December 2018 1103
SMSF establishments bounce back in September quarter 12 December 2018 425
Reporting quirk with pensions spurs advice struggles 12 December 2018 599
Software provider adds new data feeds for banks, brokers 11 December 2018 520
Dwindling time frame left for ‘high stakes’ adviser exam 11 December 2018 696
Contravention risk surfacing for SMSFs with complex assets 11 December 2018 921
ATO sounds alarm on emerging auditor risk 10 December 2018 976
ASIC highlights problem areas with dispute resolution 10 December 2018 470
Government floats proposals for retirement product disclosure 10 December 2018 387
Tax tips flagged for US pension transfers 07 December 2018 551
Welcome change in new work test regulations 07 December 2018 1132
Reporting errors with commutation authorities surfacing in APRA funds 07 December 2018 411
Senate passes bill to rectify reversionary TRIS issues 06 December 2018 1183
Industry funds targeting SMSF trustees in set-up process 06 December 2018 664
‘Long road’ for new entrants under FASEA standards 05 December 2018 1415
Litigation risks surfacing as trustees look to outsource responsibility 05 December 2018 509
Win for bankrupt SMSF member in WA court 05 December 2018 1209
Crucial piece still missing from FASEA guidance 04 December 2018 842
RBA reveals final rate decision for the year 2018 04 December 2018 817
ASIC cancels AFS licence over SMSF loans scheme 04 December 2018 1026
ASIC cancels AFSL over super switching scheme 03 December 2018 605
ATO releases decision impact statement for Aussiegolfa 03 December 2018 1294
Chief executive to depart major SMSF admin provider 30 November 2018 909
Final round of winners revealed for SMSF and accounting awards 30 November 2018 520
Strategies flagged for TSB measure for LRBAs 29 November 2018 634
Wide conflict clauses exposing SMSFs to future troubles 29 November 2018 581
Adviser charged for dishonest conduct with SMSFs 29 November 2018 1407
FASEA issues further guidance on foreign qualifications 29 November 2018 613
Potential breaches flagged with employee share schemes 29 November 2018 511
US expats warned on hefty tax bills after prominent tax dispute 29 November 2018 2118
SMSF software firm slams Grattan report as ‘false hope’ 28 November 2018 694
SMSF professionals targeted in non-lodgement crackdown 28 November 2018 808
Quirks with residency rules pinpointed for SMSFs 28 November 2018 546
Incoming CPD requirements cop further backlash 27 November 2018 560
Section 17A clauses causing havoc with incapacity 27 November 2018 996
Super admin fees tipped to spike with Labor’s policy 26 November 2018 580
Liability traps flagged for SMSF professionals 26 November 2018 552
SMSF professionals warned on looming registration deadline 23 November 2018 835
Tax concessions flagged with LRBA windups 23 November 2018 698
Advice exam to inflict ‘onerous, irrelevant study’ onto accountants 23 November 2018 658
ASIC issues warning on ‘execution-only services’ for SMSF setups 22 November 2018 1931
New data feed to boost SMSF visibility for advisers 22 November 2018 616
Early release rules set for shakeup with new consultation 22 November 2018 642
Licensing regime set for ‘problems down the track’ 21 November 2018 670
ATO, ASIC sound alarm on SMSF property investment 20 November 2018 1073
ATO pushes back delivery date for TBC data access 20 November 2018 913
Rising from the ashes 20 November 2018 774
Compliance, tax advice in strongest demand from SMSFs 19 November 2018 628
Tax, Centrelink snares flagged with TRIS conversion 16 November 2018 943
Important lessons for directors in SG case 16 November 2018 753
Lower balance SMSFs shutting down super for simplicity 15 November 2018 611
SMSF advice failures land adviser with $50k fine 15 November 2018 655
ASIC toughens stance on hired responsible managers 15 November 2018 1393
IPA flags dangers with piecemeal changes to franking credits 14 November 2018 775
Government announces exception for opt-in insurance measure 14 November 2018 780
SMSF receives favorable ruling in legal action against insurer 14 November 2018 638
Adviser banned for stealing client super 14 November 2018 721
SIS Act ‘due for overhaul’, says APRA 13 November 2018 923
ASIC calls for greater powers to deal with SMSF promoters 13 November 2018 581
‘Hit and miss’ access to TSB data continues to cause gripes 13 November 2018 893
Franking credit policy to dent retirement savings by 15 per cent 12 November 2018 1073
FASEA, licensing weeding out good accountants, warns mid-tier 12 November 2018 943
Audit cases prompt fears with new NALI measures 12 November 2018 896
ATO pinpoints Part IVA hotspots for the SMSF sector 09 November 2018 839
More administrative hurdles flagged with work test exemption 09 November 2018 625
ASIC floats proposed changes for advice licensees 08 November 2018 861
CA ANZ hits out at ‘unnecessary licensing restrictions’ 08 November 2018 1204
Franking credit policy tipped to spur move to LITs 08 November 2018 1167
Strategies flagged for Labor’s franking credit measure 07 November 2018 1342
SMSF trustees left with difficult choice with NALI measures 07 November 2018 1798
Court upholds SMSF claim over misappropriated monies 07 November 2018 842
Court orders issued over early release scheme 06 November 2018 1059
Super advice regulation in need of shake-up, says ASIC 06 November 2018 798
Red flags raised for proposed work test legislation 05 November 2018 1455
Clarity provided on tax confusion with lump sums 05 November 2018 916
Super switching scheme sees firm hit with $9m penalty 05 November 2018 776
SMSF performance on government’s radar after PC report 02 November 2018 1594
FASEA standards inflicting ‘study for study’s sake’ on accountants 02 November 2018 1686
Four-fifths of clients in the dark on estate planning and super 02 November 2018 1536
Fresh data emerges as rally against mandatory minimum continues 01 November 2018 1304
Hundreds of SMSF ABNs cancelled following ATO surveillance 01 November 2018 1797
Independence clampdown claims another SMSF auditor 01 November 2018 1684
ASIC removes 155 SMSF auditors from register in FY17-18 31 October 2018 1681
Calculation issue raised with fix for legacy pensions 31 October 2018 1365
Government makes moves to speed up raft of super measures 31 October 2018 1774
Franking credit proposal to cost SMSFs $11k-plus: report 30 October 2018 1650
ASIC crackdown claims more SMSF auditors 30 October 2018 1651
Act faster this year on pensions to avoid ‘can of worms’ 29 October 2018 1364
Three-year audits’ chances slim as ‘small window’ remains 29 October 2018 1552
New services launched to combat SMSF loans gap 26 October 2018 1505
ASIC reveals figures on SMSF auditor enforcement action 26 October 2018 2009
‘Hefty penalties’ with TRIS payment failures, SMSFs warned 26 October 2018 1790
ATO audit swoop lands tax agents in hot water 26 October 2018 1677
ATO claws back $850m in unpaid SG in FY 17-18 25 October 2018 1427
Tips flagged for super saver scheme as $13.5 million released 24 October 2018 1352
Rise in SMSF loans from second tier lenders sparks concern 24 October 2018 1464
Over 100 SMSFs singled out in auditor number crackdown 24 October 2018 1782
TSB measure growing ‘problematic’ amid tighter SMSF lending 23 October 2018 1620
Downsizer contributions prompt flood of queries in first quarter 23 October 2018 1308
Government stalls on accountants’ exemption discussions 23 October 2018 1458
Mischief with reserves unfounded, says software giant 22 October 2018 1370
Fresh litigation prompts SMSF auditors to consider protections 22 October 2018 2474
Treasury mulls fixes for legacy pension headaches 22 October 2018 1425
Downsizer hurdles flagged with subdivided property 19 October 2018 1578
ATO zones in on benchmarking for related party loans 19 October 2018 2314
Lost and unclaimed super drops to $17.5 billion 18 October 2018 1318
BGL adds daily data feeds from investment platform 18 October 2018 1492
Overseas pension transfers in doubt as ‘minefield’ forms 18 October 2018 2066
‘Difficult territory’ ahead for SMSF industry on reform front 17 October 2018 1438
SMSFs, individuals singled out in vacant land tax reforms 17 October 2018 1640
SMSFs targeted with new commercial property fund 16 October 2018 1558
Fresh ATO stats point to slowdown in LRBA growth 16 October 2018 1804
Another litigation case finds SMSF auditor liable for losses 16 October 2018 5717
Superannuation gender gap narrowing, research shows 15 October 2018 1390
‘Knee-jerk’ reaction to bank stocks feared 15 October 2018 1537
‘Adverse’ tax outcomes flagged with misconduct compensation 15 October 2018 1885
ECPI compliance burden tackled with new AI feature 15 October 2018 1393
SMSF software firm unveils new retirement notification tool 12 October 2018 1526
SMSF advice failures found in high-profile adviser’s review 12 October 2018 1658
Timing miss-match flagged with pension values 12 October 2018 1437
Legacy pensions causing TSB headaches for SMSFs 11 October 2018 1656
ATO tipped to scrutinise smaller trust structures post Aussiegolfa 11 October 2018 1507
Wait on ATO before acting on landmark case, SMSFs told 10 October 2018 1622
Stamp duty confusion sees SMSFs pay unnecessary tax 10 October 2018 2106
ATO reveals appeal decision for Aussiegolfa case 09 October 2018 2720
Major bank backs ban on grandfathered commissions from super 09 October 2018 1777
Adviser banned after insurance in super failings 09 October 2018 1428
ATO position on legacy pensions, reserves clarified 09 October 2018 1915
ASIC floats LRBA ban, SMSF advice policy changes 08 October 2018 2334
Spike in reserves likely due to complex pension arrangements 08 October 2018 1429
Bad news for SMSFs with cash-heavy portfolios 05 October 2018 1660
Govt called on for legacy pension amnesty 05 October 2018 2218
‘Square peg in a round hole’ as SMSF firms falter on cloud implementation 05 October 2018 1686
ATO slashes warning time for audit file reviews 04 October 2018 2112
TSB trap flagged with super fund expenses 04 October 2018 1581
Major court decision prompts debate over sole purpose test 04 October 2018 2311
SMSFs warned on looming TBAR deadline 03 October 2018 1863
Treasury releases work test reform changes 03 October 2018 2630
Major case prompts fears of sole purpose breaches spiking 02 October 2018 1921
New SMSF admin offering hits market from fintech firm 02 October 2018 2231
‘Surprising’ take-up with first home super saver scheme 02 October 2018 1916
RBA locks in interest rate decision for October 02 October 2018 1881
ASIC releases guidance on compliance schemes for new standards 28 September 2018 1772
Fears simmer about repeat of Storm Financial fallout 28 September 2018 1464
Checklist released for SMSF firms as November deadline approaches 27 September 2018 2151
ATO zones in on hundreds of newly created reserves 27 September 2018 1472
Major advice gaps identified for SMSF clients 27 September 2018 1412
SMSF accountants in ‘unique position’ following RC 27 September 2018 1498
ATO swoop on high-balance SMSFs exposing Part IVA schemes 27 September 2018 1953
Mistakes with new TRIS rules tripping up practitioners 27 September 2018 2242
Double prison time, five-fold penalties for misconduct on the cards 26 September 2018 1576
Selling super products gets support from APRA fund lobby 26 September 2018 1326
Tax traps surface in delayed death benefits payments 26 September 2018 1662
Another bank drops all SMSF loan products 25 September 2018 1921
SMSF software firm launches automatic SMS alerts 25 September 2018 1642
ATO makes moves to fix ‘unworkable’ TBC data access 25 September 2018 1812
ASIC report a ‘big impact’ on SMSF death benefit advice 25 September 2018 1365
Super tops the list for significant breaches in ASIC review 25 September 2018 1729
SMSFs drop top 10 ASX stocks 24 September 2018 1402
New SMSFs opt for administrators over accountants 24 September 2018 1426
‘Huge' professional risk in SG delays, big four firm warns 24 September 2018 1596
ATO set sights on 27,000 funds in ongoing crackdown 21 September 2018 1782
BGL boss tells CA ANZ to help lobby or 'butt out' 21 September 2018 1934
Common traps flagged with excess determinations 21 September 2018 1383
SCT hands down landmark decision in fees for no service case 21 September 2018 1801
76% of accountants give SMSF advice, but numbers are sliding 20 September 2018 1543
Fix for death benefit rollover trap at a standstill for SMSFs 20 September 2018 1683
CA exodus flagged as FASEA pushed to fix education woes 19 September 2018 1861
Labor plans to drop divisive SG threshold if elected 19 September 2018 1428
Accountants’ exemption revival ‘not going to happen’, CA ANZ tips 19 September 2018 2087
‘Inventive’ early access schemes top SMSF disqualifications list 19 September 2018 1509
ASIC announces new insurance product relief for limited licences 19 September 2018 1669
SMSF software firm unveils new privacy, data controls 18 September 2018 1362
ATO rules out concessions for TBAR declarations 18 September 2018 1843
Dealer group boss, director of SMSF firm set for Federal Court 17 September 2018 1663
Industry super fund cops heat over insurance clauses 17 September 2018 1858
Holes in guidance leaves ECPI open to manipulation 17 September 2018 1622
Non-lodgements continue to drop following ATO crackdown 14 September 2018 1632
Monthly TBAR reporting ‘inevitable’ as clashes crop up 14 September 2018 1722
SMSFs trump APRA funds on returns for FY18 14 September 2018 1666
‘Major CGT issue’ surfacing in 2017-18 returns 13 September 2018 1602
Lump sum payments continue to climb under super reforms 13 September 2018 1524
Ex Westpac adviser loses appeal in SMSF advice case 13 September 2018 2213
Raft of superannuation legislation languishing in Senate 13 September 2018 2374
Court decision raises questions about missing SMSF documents 13 September 2018 1849
Contribution rules prompt SMSFs to drop cash in FY18 12 September 2018 1768
NALI changes 'awkward,' implicate SMSF firms' employees 12 September 2018 1534
Retail super funds targeted in $1b class action campaign 11 September 2018 1806
Hundreds of insurance in super disputes exposed in RC 11 September 2018 2014
CGT relief error rate highlights small firm struggle 11 September 2018 1601
SMSF industry receiving ‘mixed messages’ on quality of advice 10 September 2018 1558
LRBAs pegged as hotspot for ATO’s new data tools 10 September 2018 1620
Major bank finds SMSFs turning from blue-chip holdings 07 September 2018 1628
Contributions an emerging trouble spot for SMSFs 07 September 2018 1515
Super advice earmarked by ASIC’s FY19, SMSF advisers on notice 07 September 2018 1793
Dodgy insurance in super practices busted in ASIC review 07 September 2018 1946
Major bank facing court over super fees 06 September 2018 1450
ECPI miscalculations in ATO firing line, says top auditor 06 September 2018 2066
More Triple A Super directors jump ship 06 September 2018 2674
Software giant unveils new SMSF notification features 05 September 2018 1907
Emerging insurance strategy on the rise for SMSFs 05 September 2018 1489
Relief for lower balance SMSFs in PM’s new pension measure 05 September 2018 1949
‘Adverse’ tax risks for SMSFs in newer finance options 04 September 2018 1493
More flaws spotted with three-year audit eligibility 04 September 2018 1541
Fresh hope for SMSF audit lobby in leadership shakeup 04 September 2018 1484
Court upholds adviser termination over insurance, SMSF advice 04 September 2018 2586
RBA reveals cash rate decision for September 04 September 2018 1795
SMSF accountants targeted with new compliance product launch 03 September 2018 1606
‘Doomed to fail’: Eligibility for audit measure slammed 03 September 2018 1821
Insurance confusion spurs ‘unfortunate repercussions’ 03 September 2018 1675
Treasurer allocates portfolios for super policy, financial services 03 September 2018 1408
Big adviser drop-off foreshadowed in new poll 29 August 2018 1563
Fight against audit cycle measure heats up in final days 29 August 2018 1556
Critical reporting deadline looms for SMSFs next month 29 August 2018 1528
Bank unveils new services, features on SMSF platforms 28 August 2018 1576
SMSF software giant ups AI play 28 August 2018 1971
SMSF auditor insurances tipped to rise after landmark case 28 August 2018 1941
SG changes ‘won’t happen’, lawyer predicts 27 August 2018 1888
‘Big increase’ in amendments to SMSF financial statements 27 August 2018 1777
Audit firms facing ‘strangulations’ from both sides of politics 24 August 2018 1703
Alarm bells sound for SMSFs over property hotspot 24 August 2018 1672
Court hands down key judgement on attorney powers, BDBNs 24 August 2018 3076
ATO issues 2000 excess determinations to SMSF members 23 August 2018 1899
Fresh modelling shows big cost hit of investment picks 23 August 2018 1500
Touted $1m SMSF cap dealt a blow with new survey 23 August 2018 2020
Court case to determine critical EPOA, death benefit issues 22 August 2018 1781
CGT deferral ‘nightmares’ set to surface for SMSFs 22 August 2018 1705
Missing clause burdening SMSFs for FY 2017-18 21 August 2018 1811
NALI rules tipped to impact SMSF property development 21 August 2018 1916
SMSFs outperform MySuper funds for FY 2018 20 August 2018 1595
ATO acts on transfer balance errors, gives tips to fix mistakes 20 August 2018 2039
Ban on advice fees from super mulled at Royal Commission 20 August 2018 3211
LRBA ban feared following ‘horror stories’ 20 August 2018 2442
SMSF firms told to manage litigation risks with divorce 17 August 2018 1810
ASIC grilled over ANZ dealings with super advice 17 August 2018 1915
FASEA rules out further consultation on standards 17 August 2018 2013
ATO releases fresh figures on lodgements, CGT relief 16 August 2018 2009
Independence crackdown claims another SMSF auditor 16 August 2018 1863
ANZ probed about enforceable undertaking for super advice 16 August 2018 1990
‘Take responsibility’ SMSF trustees told as advice scandals unfold 15 August 2018 1768
IPA joins lobby to restore accountants' exemption 15 August 2018 2296
CBA admits to further failures with super product distribution 15 August 2018 2105
Accurium reports $1 million dip in revenue 14 August 2018 1788
Industry fund under fire as millions in insurance under threat 14 August 2018 2642
NAB interrogated over compensation, dealings with ASIC 13 August 2018 1805
Investment manager eyes SMSFs with new ethical fund 13 August 2018 1832
Court hands down judgement in critical sole purpose case 13 August 2018 2876
Bank stocks headed for short-term dip, SMSFs warned 10 August 2018 1797
SMSF practitioners falling behind on TBAR lodgements 10 August 2018 1975
SMSF fraud case prompts new compliance measures 09 August 2018 2247
System error sees trustees hit with incorrect determinations 09 August 2018 1479
SMSF audit cycle rallying ‘falling on deaf ears’ 08 August 2018 1618
AMP reports big drop in SMSF Advice rep numbers 08 August 2018 2043
Half of adviser population tipped to exit when new standards hit 07 August 2018 2214
Strategy flagged for total super balance accuracy, ease 07 August 2018 1966
$9.4m boost for ASIC to target super as more 'poor outcomes' exposed 07 August 2018 1882
Royal Commission reveals details on dodgy super fees 06 August 2018 3246
Low-balance SMSF debate ignores estate planning 06 August 2018 1871
Six-member fund limit gets traction with SMSF clients 03 August 2018 1889
Productivity Commission proposes new licence for advisers 03 August 2018 2061
ATO updates tax return form for legacy pension taxes 02 August 2018 2115
ASIC raises red flags for SMSFs in new ETF report 02 August 2018 2208
BGL set to launch new SMSF services, partner integrations 01 August 2018 2324
Advisers get extensions under new ASIC guidance 01 August 2018 1963
‘Tectonic shift’ in SMSFs’ tax-free status after reforms 01 August 2018 1988
Report finds profit sweet spot with SMSF client numbers 31 July 2018 2018
Lodgement double-ups surfacing as TBAR confusion sets in 31 July 2018 1777
Non-major bank set to further tighten SMSF lending policy 31 July 2018 2235
Ex FASEA boss spots 'interesting challenge' for SMSF advisers 31 July 2018 2120
Royal commission ‘more than a hiccup’ for bank shares 30 July 2018 2140
SMSFs lose ground to industry funds on satisfaction 30 July 2018 1797
CGT withholding regime spurring ‘real hassles’ for SMSFs 30 July 2018 1819
BGL joins in fight against minimum SMSF cap 27 July 2018 1993
ASIC winds up companies in land banking scheme 27 July 2018 2428
Retrospectivity issues flare up for SMSF professionals 27 July 2018 1948
Govt told to raise minimum SMSF balance recommendations 26 July 2018 1826
ASIC set to contact clients in new super shadow shopping mission 26 July 2018 2426
Clients falter as accountants hamstrung under SMSF advice rules 26 July 2018 2155
ATO issues over 500 commutation authorities 25 July 2018 1924
50-hour CPD requirement tipped to spur ‘poor quality training’ 25 July 2018 2071
SMSF performance ‘grossly misrepresented’ in PC report 25 July 2018 2291
FASEA floats proposals for CPD, foreign qualifications 24 July 2018 2022
BGL announces integration with document provider 24 July 2018 2026
SMSFs lose thousands in property, investment scams 24 July 2018 2559
Court case an estate planning lesson for blended families 24 July 2018 2190
Further lenders tipped to drop SMSF loans 23 July 2018 2508
SMSF sector cops further heat from ISA, ASFA 23 July 2018 1694
SMSFs caught up in ABN reforms 20 July 2018 2470
Spike in queries for contribution deductions in June 20 July 2018 1710
ATO issues alert on super, tax scams 19 July 2018 2267
SG amnesty could trigger excess contributions, lawyer warns 19 July 2018 2129
Remuneration tipped for shake-up under new guidelines 18 July 2018 1895
Second SuperGuardian manager surfaces at Prime Financial 18 July 2018 2145
Govt pushed on exemptions to avoid SMSF advice exodus 18 July 2018 2025
Advice firms see decline in client numbers 17 July 2018 2196
New draft SuperStream regulations ‘overkill’ for SMSFs 17 July 2018 2266
More banks ditch their SMSF loans offering 17 July 2018 2711
Important tax time decision flagged for SMSF insurance 16 July 2018 2384
SMSF auditor loses appeal after major breaches 16 July 2018 2363
Major bank scraps all SMSF loans 16 July 2018 3279
New litigation case sees SMSF auditor responsible for losses 13 July 2018 4146
SMSF sector feels the pinch of new, compounding costs 13 July 2018 1964
St.George Bank set to exit SMSF loans 13 July 2018 3440
Diversification in fresh focus following ASIC report 12 July 2018 2087
Forced exam a ‘false sense of security’ for clients 12 July 2018 1898
Industry shakeup tipped to benefit SMSF professionals 11 July 2018 1942
Mobile app in the works from SMSF software giant 11 July 2018 1995
New services dealing with pensions headaches hit the market 11 July 2018 2008
New conveyancing rules to impact SMSFs 10 July 2018 2177
ATO homes in on SMSFs in early access crackdown 10 July 2018 2080
'Significant upswing’ in licensing activity as changes loom 10 July 2018 2032
High-profile appointment and departure for SMSFA board 10 July 2018 1805
Holley Nethercote appoints new head of compliance 09 July 2018 2714
‘Duplicated’ ethics standards tipped to spur adviser exodus 09 July 2018 1873
Property value risks flagged with audit measure eligibility 09 July 2018 1873
New details of three-year audits slammed as ‘naïve and messy’ 06 July 2018 2266
Major banks get $1.2m bill over unauthorised super advice 06 July 2018 2269
Treasury proposes framework for three-year audit cycle 06 July 2018 2741
Accounting degrees’ recognition cut in new lobby to government 05 July 2018 2634
Tax ruling a warning to SMSFs on ‘rubber stamping’ 05 July 2018 2428
BGL announces integration with fintech firm 04 July 2018 2041
Mounting costs bode ‘unsettling times ahead’ for SMSF firms 04 July 2018 1825
ASIC assessment shake-up tipped to impact SMSF accountants 04 July 2018 1923
Touted $1m minimum for SMSFs cops more heat 03 July 2018 1903
More concerns over approved degrees for SMSF advisers 03 July 2018 2452
SMSF firm heads to court as $1.4m in question 03 July 2018 2772
RBA reveals cash rate decision 03 July 2018 1744
Triple A Super loses director of technical services 02 July 2018 2500
'Surprise' cap breaches tipped to ramp up 02 July 2018 1849
'Difficult' new ECPI calculations prompt update from Class 02 July 2018 2558
Small business owners to be caught by Labor’s tax policy 29 June 2018 1951
SMSF advice review to impact new compliance schemes 29 June 2018 1873
SMSF lodgments see last minute surge 29 June 2018 1875
Service providers brace for ‘biggest ECPI changes in a decade’ 29 June 2018 2546
Adviser banned for 4 years over super switching advice 28 June 2018 2084
Bill passes to allow SMSF auditor fee hikes 28 June 2018 2746
ASIC issues alert over big gaps in SMSF trustee knowledge 28 June 2018 2099
Dishonest SMSF dealings see Sydney woman jailed 28 June 2018 2071
‘Pointless’ move for SMSFs slammed 27 June 2018 1799
AMP set for court for insurance in super failures 27 June 2018 2209
Super savings gap for women stuck at 30% 27 June 2018 1725
Software quirk flagged with transfer balance account 26 June 2018 1778
Race to EOFY as 35% of SMSFs still lodging 26 June 2018 2275
More ‘unintended impacts’ with super, insurance measures 25 June 2018 1771
Last minute EOFY tips, traps flagged for super 25 June 2018 2472
CBA demerger set to impact big super, wealth brands 25 June 2018 2541
Trustee favourite takes a hit, but jumping ship not advised 21 June 2018 1889
Low-balance SMSFs under fire, but SMSF sector fights back 21 June 2018 2457
‘Rorts and rip-offs’ targeted as new super bill enters parliament 21 June 2018 2165
Firm valuations tipped to take a hit under new education rules 21 June 2018 2151
SMSF loan restrictions intensify for off-the-plan, new properties 20 June 2018 3194
Government pushed to raise income threshold for super 20 June 2018 1731
'Widespread dissatisfaction’ revealed with age pension process 20 June 2018 2492
KPMG flags potential premium hike for insurance in super 20 June 2018 1819
BGL announces new SMSF services, integrations 19 June 2018 2668
Misuse of SMSF funds sees adviser convicted 19 June 2018 2697
ATO, Treasury’s take on TRIS ‘gives rise to a lot of cost’ 19 June 2018 2130
New SMSF audit proposals divide hundreds in new poll 18 June 2018 2183
Term deposit reforms see SMSFs eye bonds, managed funds 18 June 2018 1833
Dealer groups, SMSF advisers brace for licensing switches 18 June 2018 2052
Spate of SMSF auditor changes prompt new membership launch 08 June 2018 1780
SMSFs eye cyber security stocks for long-term growth 08 June 2018 2074
Time warp 08 June 2018 2327
SMSFs holding $50bn in excess cash, says Vanguard 08 June 2018 1894
Critical steps flagged for related party loans ahead of new provisions 07 June 2018 2222
Liability risk for tax agents posed in new audit cycle 07 June 2018 2192
Lump sum payments gain ground over pensions 07 June 2018 2113
Delays with SMSF lodgements ahead of ‘double-whammy’ deadline 07 June 2018 2359
SMSF firm cops ASIC action following record-keeping, compliance holes 06 June 2018 1824
New provisions pave way for big NALI bills 06 June 2018 2297
Quarter of a million trustees flag new, unmet advice needs 05 June 2018 1837
Key salary negotiations flagged with new SG opt-out 05 June 2018 2219
‘Welcome surprise’ for accountants in fresh super changes 05 June 2018 2299
Westpac tips proposed policy to hit listed income securities 04 June 2018 2090
ATO flags potential losses with flexi-pensions 04 June 2018 1945
Information gaps identified with TBAR 01 June 2018 1956
Treasury, ATO seek to resolve double counting issue for legacy pensions 01 June 2018 1989
Federal Court approves settlement for SMSF class action 01 June 2018 3190
Commutation authority issues surfacing for APRA funds 31 May 2018 1730
ASIC provides disclosure relief ahead of AFCA commencement 31 May 2018 2017
Cryptocurrency investments a liability risk for SMSF firms, law firm warns 31 May 2018 1896
Aussie equities lagging global markets, SMSFs warned 30 May 2018 1697
SMSFs urged to maximise NCCs ahead of federal election 30 May 2018 1777
'Light bulbs going off' with member extension says ATO 30 May 2018 2153
BGL releases multi-fund reporting for TBAR 29 May 2018 2415
Quality of SMSF advice ‘questionable’ says Productivity Commission 29 May 2018 2210
CGT schedule wording posing snares for SMSFs 29 May 2018 2031
Class announces new actuarial certificate integration 28 May 2018 1837
Government unveils victims of crime proposals for super 28 May 2018 2225
ATO sheds light on CGT confusion over property, corporate restructures 28 May 2018 2197
Cost of six members on par with second SMSF, says tech expert 25 May 2018 1909
SMSFs told to implement contingency plans for new members 25 May 2018 2052
ATO sets ‘sharp focus’ on high-balance SMSFs 25 May 2018 2462
SMSFs told to tread carefully with contribution reserves 23 May 2018 2168
Elder abuse risks flagged with increased member limit 23 May 2018 1846
ASIC intensifies scrutiny of AFS licence applications 22 May 2018 2394
Looming deadline for public trading trust distributions 22 May 2018 2271
SMSFs hit with extra SIS Act obligation under new proposals 21 May 2018 2507
Hidden complexity found with CSS reversionary pensions 21 May 2018 3268
Deductions for contributions flagged as ‘big tax planning tool’ 18 May 2018 1915
Mixed phase SMSFs holding greatest assets 18 May 2018 1858
Neglected reserves causing headaches around death, incapacity 18 May 2018 1858
ATO view posing ‘double counting’ issue for market-linked pensions 17 May 2018 3521
ASIC cancels AFS licence over super switching advice 17 May 2018 2312
ATO confirms important view on TBC treatment of insurance proceeds 16 May 2018 2694
ATO provides further details on SG exemption measure 16 May 2018 2263
SMSF sector growth predicted to slow 15 May 2018 2570
ATO set to revise approach to TSB calculation 15 May 2018 3017
Auditor lobby group formed in response to new measure 15 May 2018 2462
Audit cycle proposal ‘a snow job’ by the government 15 May 2018 2201
CGT eligibility trap found with IPO 14 May 2018 2185
BDBN complications flagged with increased member limit 14 May 2018 1883
Tech expert pinpoints insurance snag for SMSFs 11 May 2018 2195
ATO sheds light on CGT relief query with reversionary pensions 11 May 2018 2278
Event-based reporting experiencing slow take-up 10 May 2018 2111
Audit proposal to see harsher penalties, increased fees 10 May 2018 2365
Property development risks flagged following member limit proposal 09 May 2018 1863
High-net-worth investors bullish on corporate bonds 09 May 2018 2085
Tax deduction process for contributions set for shake-up 09 May 2018 2739
Three-year SMSF audit cycle to spur ‘practical hurdles’ 09 May 2018 4356
Government announces plans to ramp up super consolidation 09 May 2018 2667
Testamentary trust measure a ‘sleeper issue’ for SMSFs 09 May 2018 2412
Budget takes aim at super fund fees and charges 09 May 2018 2902
‘Good news’ measure announced for preventing concessional cap breaches 09 May 2018 2452
Work test measure to add flexibility 09 May 2018 1772
ASIC commences court proceedings against adviser 08 May 2018 2509
Rice Warner proposes rebate for imputation credits 08 May 2018 2059
Alliance formed in response to Labor franking credits policy 07 May 2018 2495
DomaCom completes crowdfunding campaign for mortgage backed loan 07 May 2018 2135
TBAR spurs wider shift to quarterly reporting for SMSFs 07 May 2018 2372
ATO to clarify reporting requirements for TBAR 04 May 2018 3803
Lawyer highlights impact of accounting methods on TSB 03 May 2018 2204
ASIC releases findings of SMSF advice review 03 May 2018 2995
Countplus appoints new chief operating officer 02 May 2018 2549
Lawyer flags inheritance traps with non-family members 02 May 2018 2639
Fee hikes for ASIC funding model unjustified, says IPA 01 May 2018 2510
ATO issues tax assessments for excess transfer balance tax 01 May 2018 2689
SMSF auditor disqualified over independence breaches 01 May 2018 2310
ASIC cancels over a hundred SMSF auditor registrations 01 May 2018 2506
RBA locks in interest rate decision for May 01 May 2018 2441
Labor’s tax policy to spur shift to accumulation 30 April 2018 2546
Cooper joins SMSF Association public policy committee 30 April 2018 2061
Grattan Institute slams plans to increase SG rate 30 April 2018 2386
ATO statistics show jump with super balances 27 April 2018 2726
Data breach laws exposing firms to new litigation risks 27 April 2018 2511
Government announces plans to expand SMSF member limit 27 April 2018 4869
ASIC updates guidance on licensing exemption for SMSF services 26 April 2018 2680
Clients urged to take action with complying pensions 24 April 2018 2392
Omniwealth appoints specialist as head of SMSF 24 April 2018 2414
Further ‘reckless’ SMSF property advice surfaces in royal commission 24 April 2018 2752
Budget tipped to see aged care policy changes 23 April 2018 2394
More banks admit to poor super advice at royal commission 23 April 2018 3020
Digital advice provider launches white label service 23 April 2018 2259
Low balance SMSFs to 'bear the brunt' of Labor's tax policy 21 March 2018 3000
Practitioners skipping over CGT relief, warns mid-tier 21 March 2018 2984
ATO clears up confusion over CGT relief detail 21 March 2018 3289
SMSFs look to global trends for investment growth 21 March 2018 3051
ATO provides clarity on CGT technical hitch 16 March 2018 3487
Fresh figures released on SG non-compliance 16 March 2018 2887
Small business retirement exemption under threat 16 March 2018 3494
ATO guidance on reserves a ‘hard line’ position, says expert 15 March 2018 3033
BGL announces data feed with Praemium 15 March 2018 3470
Government lobbied to address legacy pension issues 15 March 2018 2820
SMSFs remain bullish on ETF investments 14 March 2018 3573
Law firm questions Duties Office position on stamp duty, SMSFs 14 March 2018 3053
CGT ‘technical hitch’ plaguing SMSFs 14 March 2018 3403
Labor’s tax plan hits SMSFs hard, has major knock-on effects 13 March 2018 5644
Accounting body lobbies government on QROP issues 13 March 2018 3185
Financial abuse concerns flagged with access to super proposal 12 March 2018 3042
Industry divided over early access to super proposals 09 March 2018 3104
NALI traps identified for unit trusts in proposed measures 09 March 2018 3333
Succession tipped to be the focus of reserves crackdown 08 March 2018 2999
Technical expert pinpoints TBAR trap with transitional rules 08 March 2018 2952
Lawyer sees spike in queries for SMSF estate planning, incapacity issues 07 March 2018 3125
ATO’s robo-advice update cops backlash 07 March 2018 3473
Grattan Institute predicts low take-up of super saver scheme 06 March 2018 3330
Increased super thresholds flagged for 2018–19 02 March 2018 4146
ATO SMSF leader replaced with KPMG exec 02 March 2018 4380
ISA slammed over ‘distorted SMSF analysis’ 01 March 2018 3238
Living with children a ‘perfect storm’ for elder abuse 01 March 2018 3314
Older women at greater risk of elder abuse 28 February 2018 3374
'Shades of grey' surface in BDBNs, pension strategies 28 February 2018 3273
Adviser banned over super switching advice 26 February 2018 4201
IPA labels penalties for SG non-compliance ‘excessive’ 23 February 2018 3089
FOS disputes arising from elder abuse incidents 23 February 2018 3101
CFS provides clarity on retirement definition for directorships 22 February 2018 3446
Former financial adviser banned for dodgy dealings 22 February 2018 3191
Lawyer flags risks with unanswered correspondence 21 February 2018 3303
LRBA amendments 'inequitable' says Tax Institute 20 February 2018 3510
Lawyer highlights hurdles with reversionary pension issue 20 February 2018 3738
PwC sees uptick in residency queries 19 February 2018 3277
SMSF firms warned on litigation risks with elder abuse 19 February 2018 3271
Zero touch transaction matching on the horizon, BGL predicts 19 February 2018 3712
Director facing restrictions over lost superannuation advice 16 February 2018 4559
ASIC reinforces property, SMSF focus in 2018 16 February 2018 3917
ATO set to release official guidance on reserves 15 February 2018 3654
FASEA foreshadows approach to licensed accountants with new standards 15 February 2018 3297
ATO reveals figures on excess transfer balance determinations 14 February 2018 3996
ASFA lobbies for extending super benefits to domestic violence victims 14 February 2018 3331
Extending access to super to ‘muddy the waters’ warns BT 14 February 2018 3170
ASIC issues warning on shadow shopping scam 13 February 2018 3219
ATO tipped to scrutinise ‘untoward’ actions with TRISs 13 February 2018 3216
Treasury proposes fix for reversionary TRIS headaches 13 February 2018 3694
IOOF weighs in on access to super proposals 12 February 2018 3306
Royal Commission receives influx of complaints about super 12 February 2018 3503
Total super balance miscalculations putting ECPI at risk 09 February 2018 4319
Financial services ordered to pay penalties for super switching advice 08 February 2018 4478
Class reports jump in profits for first half 08 February 2018 3597
BPO Connect acquisition boosts market share for SuperConcepts 08 February 2018 4025
BGL locks in integration with actuarial firm 07 February 2018 3742
Government told to boost resources for cryptocurrency regulation 07 February 2018 4293
Simple BDBN traps catching out SMSF trustees 07 February 2018 3543
Critical audit requirement flagged for cryptocurrency 06 February 2018 3960
Super funds attracting demand for retirement advice 06 February 2018 3486
Advisers bullish on aged care advice services 06 February 2018 3521
Cryptocurrency attacks exposing SMSFs to fraud risks 02 February 2018 3807
Consolidation of SMSF industry gaining speed 02 February 2018 3672
SMSFs cautioned against heavy exposure to long-duration bonds 01 February 2018 3415
Mid-tier warns on snares with business succession and SMSFs 01 February 2018 3591
‘Don’t use super as a substitute for public health,’ government warned 01 February 2018 4008
Australians losing faith in super, says Tax Institute 31 January 2018 3777
SMSFs urged to consider excess transfer balances with estate planning 31 January 2018 3480
Government cautioned on extending early access to super 29 January 2018 3591
ASIC identifies ‘significant concerns’ with superannuation platform advice 25 January 2018 4548
First home buyers told to tread carefully with Super Saver Scheme 25 January 2018 4529
Parents subsidising SMSFs for adult children, says mid-tier 25 January 2018 3643
Treasury releases draft legislation for SG measures 24 January 2018 4367
Lawyer pinpoints common flaw in TRIS pension documents 24 January 2018 4196
Mid-tier flags strategy for strengthening inheritance protections 24 January 2018 3716
Major bank warns on ‘aspirations’ with SMSF property development 23 January 2018 4130
Uncertainty lingers for TRISs and CGT relief 22 January 2018 3990
ASIC swoops on dodgy BDBN practices 19 January 2018 5188
SMSFs warned on bitcoin-related scams 19 January 2018 4045
Home loan provider in hot water over super switching advice 18 January 2018 3944
Adviser receives 5-year ban for poor super advice 18 January 2018 3982
SMSFA proposal spurs industry contention 18 January 2018 3812
LRBA measures tipped to limit SMSF loans 17 January 2018 4507
SuperConcepts consolidates software systems 17 January 2018 4622
Proposed LRBA measure ‘heavy-handed’ 16 January 2018 4564
Trading platform eyes SMSFs with expansion into international equities 15 January 2018 3876
Federal Court makes interim orders against financial services firm 12 January 2018 4284
High dividend stocks facing volatility risks, SMSFs warned 12 January 2018 4189
SMSF firms urged to ramp up technology focus this year 11 January 2018 3922
Lawyer pinpoints flaws in proposals for accessing criminal super 11 January 2018 3943
Bitcoin craze distracting SMSFs from poor investments 10 January 2018 4117
Government pushed to extend grounds for early access to super 10 January 2018 4767
Licensed accountants to be hit by new education requirements, lawyer predicts 09 January 2018 5374
ATO releases data breach guidance for professionals 08 January 2018 4718
Practitioners facing ‘crunch time’ with CGT relief 05 January 2018 4210
Lawyer warns on ‘botched’ changes of trustee 05 January 2018 4143
Consultant flags key technology challenges for 2018 04 January 2018 4124
SMSF assets held by wealthy stays steady 03 January 2018 4399
Business owners forgoing sale of practice 03 January 2018 4203
SMSFs neglecting documentation for retirement 02 January 2018 4766
Regulation the ‘greatest threat’ to SMSFs, says lobby group 02 January 2018 4422
Trustees still puzzled by transitional bring forward rules 02 January 2018 4472
Tech specialist highlights challenges with commutations 02 January 2018 4117
SMSFs underestimating CGT record keeping 29 December 2017 4280
‘Clean handover’ critical for sale of client book 29 December 2017 4226
Total super balance ‘twist’ to spark questioning from clients 28 December 2017 2751
Estate planning strategy flagged with partial commutations 28 December 2017 2589
Accounting firm market sees uptick in buyers 27 December 2017 3069
SMSFs hitting roadblocks with reducing reserves 22 December 2017 614
Government urged to retrospectively review SMSF lending 22 December 2017 576
ATO investigating SMSFs that invest in professional practices 20 December 2017 3043
Technical expert flags top 3 traps with CGT relief 19 December 2017 3022
US asset manager acquires stake in SMSF lender 19 December 2017 2715
Flimsy property valuations exposing SMSFs to risks 18 December 2017 3007
SMSF data vulnerable to overseas hackers, software company warns 18 December 2017 3019
Licensee in hot water over super switching advice 15 December 2017 3243
BGL announces partnership with fintech firm 14 December 2017 3564
SMSF uptake by wealthy on the rise 14 December 2017 3014
Government pushed on personal contributions review 14 December 2017 2782
Consultancy firm highlights further issues with tax advice guidance 13 December 2017 2747
Critical steps flagged for documenting commutations 13 December 2017 2730
Bitcoin triggering SMSF compliance issues 13 December 2017 3991
Same-sex couples warned on BDBN traps 12 December 2017 3599
Total superannuation balance a ‘sleeper issue’ for SMSFs 12 December 2017 3060
SMSFs told to protect against ‘erratic spending’ of benefits 12 December 2017 2824
Treasury to review early release of superannuation 08 December 2017 3569
SMSFs warned on impact of royal commission on bank stocks 07 December 2017 2943
Wholesale client tests cause havoc for SMSF firms 07 December 2017 2976
Investment bonds ‘back in vogue’ for older SMSF trustees 07 December 2017 1220
Government broadens scope of super for housing measure 06 December 2017 3280
European regulations to impact SMSF transactions 06 December 2017 3073
SMSF firms hitting roadblocks with licence upgrades 06 December 2017 2688
ATO to issue excess transfer balance determinations in January 05 December 2017 3147
TBAR hurdles flagged with smaller credit unions 04 December 2017 2745
Spike in private lending posing risks for SMSFs 04 December 2017 3423
Deadline looms for excess TBC amounts under $100K 04 December 2017 3009
SMSFs warned on insurance snare with LRBAs 01 December 2017 3681
ASIC reveals full extent of delays with limited licences 30 November 2017 3231
ASFA hits back at superannuation critics 29 November 2017 2791
Total number of SMSFs jumps to almost 600K 29 November 2017 3016
SMSFs warned on ‘misleading’ wording in TBAR form 29 November 2017 3932
Fintech firm to undertake study into financial advice 28 November 2017 3131
Reporting trap flagged with accumulation members 27 November 2017 2836
CGT relief for retirement phase TRISs under threat 27 November 2017 3173
TBAR tipped to shake up SMSF admin services 27 November 2017 2916
SMSFs warned on overlooked trap with trust deeds 27 November 2017 2951
Gaps found in ASIC’s latest guidance for limited licensing 22 November 2017 3600
SMSFs warned on ‘ticking time bomb’ with outdated deeds 22 November 2017 3263
Class estimates total reach of TBAR threshold 21 November 2017 3285
New TBAR timeframes to complicate death benefits 21 November 2017 3744
Fears around cloud technology still lingering 20 November 2017 3178
CGT relief advice to cost clients thousands, says lawyer 20 November 2017 2908
Brace for reporting changes in five years, SMSFs told 17 November 2017 5307
Segregated method for CGT relief still spurring confusion 17 November 2017 3679
Consultant highlights client segmentation strategy for TBAR 16 November 2017 3035
Sage moves tax lodgement software to the cloud 14 November 2017 3426
ATO facing ‘catch-22’ with delinquent SMSFs 14 November 2017 3472
ASIC accepts enforceable undertaking from adviser 14 November 2017 3458
SMSFs told to protect for rising inflation rates 09 November 2017 3280
Reserves confusion leading to ‘serious tax consequences’ 09 November 2017 3187
ATO provides clarity on valuing complex assets 08 November 2017 4043
SMSFs warned on catch with residential property purchases 08 November 2017 3166
SMSF firms told to cater to rising aged care needs 07 November 2017 3213
Practitioners cautioned on risks with downsizer contributions 07 November 2017 3150
SMSFs warned on ‘messy’ property developments 07 November 2017 4286
BT sheds light on confusion with asset segregation 07 November 2017 3281
ATO to contact trustees, practitioners in reserves crackdown 07 November 2017 3291
ATO pinpoints 70 advisers in lodgement swoop 06 November 2017 2806
Lawyer points to ‘gaping holes’ with safe harbour rules 03 November 2017 3268
Millennial super quadruples over past decade 03 November 2017 3311
Straw poll reveals preference for onshore services 02 November 2017 3240
ATO eases position on second SMSF strategies 02 November 2017 3955
Critical steps flagged with pension commutations 01 November 2017 3207
Women’s balances higher in single member SMSFs 01 November 2017 3202
Events-based reporting to revitalise SMSF services 01 November 2017 3344
Charges laid in messy SMSF, proceeds of crime case 01 November 2017 3826
SOA mismatches leading to compliance issues 31 October 2017 3279
1 in 10 SMSFs failing regulatory obligations 31 October 2017 3496
ASIC continues unlicensed advice blitz 30 October 2017 3392
Delays with disputes handling causing PI claims issues 27 October 2017 3174
SuperConcepts sees uptick in funds over third quarter 27 October 2017 3153
Women gaining ground on superannuation balance front 27 October 2017 3352
Super reforms increasing risk of elder abuse 26 October 2017 3349
Lawyer flags high-risk area for disputes 25 October 2017 3280
Costs predicted to soar for administration of TRISs 25 October 2017 3201
Tax Institute rejects ATO position on reversionary TRISs 24 October 2017 3666
SMSF sector ‘playing catch-up’ with automated advice 23 October 2017 3098
Raft of superannuation measures enter Parliament 23 October 2017 3606
Further red flags raised with partial commutations 19 October 2017 4200
Government introduces bill to restrict use of company tax cut 18 October 2017 3916
SMSF admin firm sets sights on real-time auditing 18 October 2017 1524
SMSF admin firm sets sights on real-time auditing 18 October 2017 3786
Data feed issues creating hurdles for SMSF automation 17 October 2017 3782
Robo-advisers to expand into retirement advice 16 October 2017 3363
Lawyer flags technical issue with dual fund strategies 16 October 2017 3581
New payments platform to shake up SMSF automation 16 October 2017 3477
Robo-advice firms facing hurdles with SMSFs 12 October 2017 3422
Low balance threshold for TBAR a ‘dangerous’ proposition 12 October 2017 3346
Hybrid securities spurring CGT relief woes 11 October 2017 3930
SMSFs told to take timely action on pension trap 11 October 2017 3474
DomaCom gears up for launch of new gearing products 10 October 2017 3445
Insurance policies in SMSFs plummet in FY16/17 10 October 2017 3284
SMSF auditors spared from new ASIC levies 10 October 2017 3539
Industry reaction to TBAR labelled as ‘overkill’ 10 October 2017 3389
SuperConcepts gears up for TBAR with new software release 09 October 2017 3793
New tool launched for managing CPD requirements 06 October 2017 3383
Reserves missing from super legislation, says consultant 06 October 2017 3405
ATO pushed on low balance carve outs from TBAR 05 October 2017 3632
Onerous CPD process for SMSF professionals blasted 05 October 2017 3607
SMSFs warned on snares with personal contributions 04 October 2017 3439
Court decision sheds light on critical BDBN issues 03 October 2017 4751
Lawyer flags contentious issue with pension transfers 02 October 2017 3469
ATO mulls further transitions for new reporting 29 September 2017 3726
Amazon threatening property investments, SMSFs warned 29 September 2017 3406
ATO releases updated LCGs for consultation 28 September 2017 3796
Doubts cast over ATO ability to cope with new reporting 27 September 2017 3491
Consultant flags strategies to negate complex ECPI calculations 26 September 2017 3436
Survey results point to major concerns with new reporting 25 September 2017 3561
Audit firm reports ‘tsunami’ of CGT errors 25 September 2017 4734
AIST slammed for ‘prejudiced views’ on SMSFs 25 September 2017 3600
ATO flags common errors with TBAR cancellations 24 September 2017 1119
ASIC permanently bans SMSF property spruiker 22 September 2017 3865
Lawyer flags subdivision trap with downsizer contributions 22 September 2017 3947
ATO urged to address ‘unknowns’ with LRBA reporting 22 September 2017 3706
ATO to release further guidance on reserves 21 September 2017 4041
SMSF firms told not to ‘antagonise ASIC’ 21 September 2017 3714
‘Execution only’ approach with SMSFs high-risk for accountants 20 September 2017 5186
Super saver scheme to benefit wealthy, says consultant 20 September 2017 3814
Government likely to review licensing regime, consultant predicts 19 September 2017 3591
Treasury still bullish on six-member fund measure 18 September 2017 475
SMSF firms underestimating demand for ethical investing 18 September 2017 4127
SMSFs cautioned on ‘brutal’ trap with pension minimum 18 September 2017 3974
Licensing space seeing further movements, says mid-tier firm 15 September 2017 564
Key strategies flagged for simplifying ECPI 15 September 2017 3746
ASIC contacts unlicensed firms, demands quick action 13 September 2017 4737
Policy issues still plaguing licensing regime 13 September 2017 3716
Trusts at risk of ‘CGT relief mismatch’, warns lawyer 12 September 2017 4976
Part IVA risk flagged with re-contribution strategy 11 September 2017 4869
Pension commutation timing ‘critical’ with new rules 11 September 2017 4114
SMSF software companies look to invest in TBAR solutions 11 September 2017 3723
Accounting firms facing roadblocks with full AFSLs 08 September 2017 3817
Risks flagged with software-generated pension documents 08 September 2017 3675
ASFA lobbies for extension of SG to self-employed 07 September 2017 3983
SMSFs on ATO’s ‘hit list’ with trust crackdown 07 September 2017 5044
SuperConcepts locks in new director following big departure 06 September 2017 4541
SOA hold-ups still plaguing licensed accountants 06 September 2017 4076
SMSFs to be monitored daily under TBAR, warns software firm 06 September 2017 3950
Gaps found with PI insurance for licensed accountants 05 September 2017 3759
Lack of regulatory action on licensing spurring complacency 04 September 2017 3876
Women prioritising superannuation investments, report reveals 04 September 2017 3824
Consultant clarifies technical issue with preserved benefits 04 September 2017 3445
SISFA lobbies against performance benchmarking for SMSFs 01 September 2017 3948
SMSF auditor disqualified over evidence requirements 01 September 2017 3868
Responsibilities, time commitments for SMSFs ‘overblown’ 01 September 2017 3740
Tax regulators ramping up data exchange, SMSFs warned 31 August 2017 1978
TBAR events to triple, software firm predicts 31 August 2017 4285
SMSF audit firm flags trap with GST 30 August 2017 4011
Further snares identified with downsizer contributions 30 August 2017 3821
Passive investments triggering large tax bills, warns expert 30 August 2017 3980
Lawyer criticises heavy focus on cost with low balances 29 August 2017 3818
Retirement costs rising faster for modest incomes 29 August 2017 3741
SMSFs cautioned on death benefit compliance trap 29 August 2017 4944
SMSF accountants cautioned on disclaimer risk 28 August 2017 4275
Regulatory oversights to challenge APRA funds, KPMG predicts 24 August 2017 3782
Court case provides clarity on bankruptcy protections 24 August 2017 4830
Industry association hits out at ‘legislative anomaly’ with SMSFs 24 August 2017 3919
Critical disclosures flagged for US expat clients 24 August 2017 4200
Transfer balance cap confusion posing risks for practitioners 23 August 2017 4012
TBAR reporting tipped to expose illegal advice 23 August 2017 4051
SMSFs cautioned on ECPI trap with excess amounts 22 August 2017 4093