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ASIC issues flow chart on classification of tax (financial) advisers

The Corporate Regulator has released a flow chart to assist help advisers determine whether they can provide tax advice ... Read More

Asset protection and SMSFs — a Tax Office warning

The ATO recently flagged material concerns with gift and loan back arrangements in relation to SMSFs. ... Read More

Rise in self-licensing to continue this year

The rise of self-licensing will continue in 2023, an advice professional has said. Read More

AAT reduces ASIC’s banning of financial adviser

The Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT) has reduced the period and scope of the ban imposed on a former Melbourne-base... Read More

Release of QAR may prompt review of SMSF guidance

While ASIC has only recently revised its SMSF advice guidance, it may require further updates once the final report of t... Read More

'Two clear rails’ emerging in SMSF population

With two distinct groups of clients emerging in the SMSF space, a technical specialist has stressed the importance of pr... Read More

Government warned on making rushed changes to super

The government has been cautioned against making any significant changes to super in the short term with the 2017 change... Read More

Downsizer age reduction now in force

With the eligibility age for downsizer contributions now age 55, the SMSF Association has highlighted some important con... Read More

SMSFs reminded on key timelines for record keeping

SMSF trustees have been warned on some of the penalties and implications that can arise from failing to keep track of ce... Read More

CA ANZ outlines top challenges for SMSF professionals in 2023

The accounting body has highlighted some of the key issues that SMSF professionals will need to grapple with in the new ... Read More

Unit trusts tipped to see increased auditor scrutiny

SMSF auditors are expected to take a stricter approach with related unit trusts next year and request more extensive evi... Read More

SMSFs cautioned on ‘strict conditions’ with SMSF lending

Where SMSFs are planning to lend money there are some important conditions to be aware of including who the money is len... Read More

Professional predicts it will take ‘at least’ 2 years for reforms ...

It will take at least two years for any reforms resulting from QAR to be implemented, an advice professional has said. ... Read More

BT outlines top five takeouts from ASIC’s SMSF guidance

Following the release of INFO 274, BT has highlighted some of its top advice tips for SMSF advisers based on the new gui... Read More

SMSF adoption of ETFs continues to rise

New research indicates that 400,000 SMSFs now hold ETFs, with international and Australian equities the most popular ass... Read More


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