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Polls


Num Title Start Voting End Voting Status Votes Options
1 Do you support the government’s proposal to change the annual SMSF audit requirement to three years for members with clean audit history? June 21, 2018 June 11, 2018 957 3
2 Do your clients plan to add additional members to their SMSF if the new six member limit is passed as law? June 20, 2018 July 26, 2018 10 3
3 Are you confident superannuation changes will be off the table in the 2018 federal budget? May 25, 2018 May 10, 2018 359 2
4 Will the government’s proposed measures for LRBAs deter your clients from entering SMSF loans? March 7, 2018 May 1, 2018 137 2
5 Should victims of crime be able to access their perpetrator's superannuation? January 24, 2018 March 9, 2018 306 3
6 Does your firm currently outsource some of its work overseas? August 11, 2017 November 3, 2017 504 3
7 Is your firm ready for the ATO’s events-based reporting requirements? June 23, 2017 August 11, 2017 358 2
8 Do you support the government's proposed amendments for LRBAs? April 27, 2017 June 29, 2017 423 2
9 Does your firm intend to undertake any technology or systems upgrades this year? February 2, 2017 May 1, 2017 267 2
10 Will your clients' LRBAs be compliant by the January 31 deadline? January 20, 2017 February 28, 2017 31 2
11 Are you on board with the ATO's plans for real-time reporting in the SMSF sector? November 11, 2016 January 20, 2017 350 2
12 Are you satisfied with the level of training you've received from your representative body or association? October 7, 2016 November 14, 2016 110 3
13 Do you agree with the Government's decision to scrap the $500,000 non-concessional lifetime cap? September 16, 2016 October 6, 2016 385 2
14 Are you currently advising your clients to comply with the proposed $500,000 lifetime non-concessional cap? August 11, 2016 September 12, 2016 180 2
15 With the new extension in place, do you have enough time to change your clients' LRBA structures? June 16, 2016 August 31, 2016 150 2
16 Are you confident in your firm’s growth prospects for the next 12 months? May 3, 2016 June 3, 2016 2 2
17 Is a moratorium on super changes beneficial for the SMSF sector? November 30, -0001 November 30, -0001 121 3
18 Is the SMSF sector at risk of becoming over-regulated? November 30, -0001 November 30, -0001 233 2
19 Should there be a compensation levy in place for SMSF investors? November 30, -0001 November 30, -0001 204 2
20 Should property investment advice be regulated? November 30, -0001 November 30, -0001 470 2
21 Is the phase-out period for the accountants’ exemption long enough? November 30, -0001 November 30, -0001 315 2
22 Is the ATO an efficient regulator of SMSFs? November 30, -0001 November 30, -0001 384 2
23 Should negative gearing in superannuation be banned? November 30, -0001 November 30, -0001 128 2
24 Should the preservation age be increased in line with changes to the age pension? November 30, -0001 November 30, -0001 148 2
25 Are the tax concessions for SMSFs too generous? November 30, -0001 November 30, -0001 122 2
26 Should there be a minimum balance requirement for establishing an SMSF? November 30, -0001 November 30, -0001 141 2
27 Is SMSF investment in residential property growing too quickly? November 30, -0001 November 30, -0001 60 2
28 Will the SuperStream changes have a positive impact on the SMSF sector? November 30, -0001 November 30, -0001 55 2
29 Is the SMSF sector at risk of becoming too large? November 30, -0001 November 30, -0001 118 2
30 Is the SMSF audit industry stronger following compulsory auditor registration? November 30, -0001 November 30, -0001 81 2
31 Do you support the government’s proposed amendments to the Future of Financial Advice legislation? November 30, -0001 November 30, -0001 85 2
32 Does borrowing in superannuation pose a systemic risk? November 30, -0001 November 30, -0001 101 2
33 Should there be a lifetime limit on contribution caps? November 30, -0001 November 30, -0001 104 2
34 Should superannuation be open to first home buyers? November 30, -0001 November 30, -0001 138 2
35 Will the government impose changes to superannuation before the next election? November 30, -0001 November 30, -0001 78 2
36 Will the limited licensing regime improve the quality of advice in the SMSF sector? November 30, -0001 November 30, -0001 97 2
37 Will the ASX’s mFund Settlement Service be a success? November 30, -0001 November 30, -0001 32 2
38 Is fee pressure for compliance-based work increasing? November 30, -0001 November 30, -0001 75 2
39 Should there be a compensation scheme for SMSF trustees? November 30, -0001 November 30, -0001 75 2
40 Should there be higher tax rates imposed on high net worth individuals? November 30, -0001 November 30, -0001 128 2
41 Will borrowing in super be banned following the FSI? November 30, -0001 November 30, -0001 55 2
42 Will SMSF audits ever become fully automated? November 30, -0001 November 30, -0001 76 2
43 Have SMSF trustees got it right when it comes to portfolio construction? November 30, -0001 November 30, -0001 49 2
44 Should annuities be made compulsory? November 30, -0001 November 30, -0001 69 2
45 Is automation a real threat to SMSF accountants? November 30, -0001 November 30, -0001 69 2
46 Will the number of accountants with trustee clients reduce post-2016? November 30, -0001 November 30, -0001 67 2
47 As an SMSF practitioner, are you experiencing fee pressure for compliance-based services? November 30, -0001 November 30, -0001 57 2
48 Would you advise your clients to be an individual trustee? November 30, -0001 November 30, -0001 100 2
49 Have your SMSF clients been approached by a property spruiker? November 30, -0001 November 30, -0001 58 2
50 Should the minimum compulsory standard of education for SMSF practitioners be raised? November 30, -0001 November 30, -0001 64 2
51 Do your SMSF clients struggle with their compliance obligations? November 30, -0001 November 30, -0001 103 2
52 Will the government pass on the FSI’s recommendation to ban LRBAs? November 30, -0001 November 30, -0001 156 2
53 Are the current superannuation tax concessions inequitable? November 30, -0001 November 30, -0001 172 2
54 Will corporate trustee structures ever be made compulsory? November 30, -0001 November 30, -0001 70 2
55 Will superannuation be a target of the government’s national tax reform? November 30, -0001 November 30, -0001 0 2
56 Is technology driving price pressure in the SMSF sector? November 30, -0001 November 30, -0001 136 2
57 Are you happy with your professional association membership? November 30, -0001 November 30, -0001 127 2
58 Are SMSF practitioners adequately addressing estate planning with their clients? November 30, -0001 November 30, -0001 117 2
59 Does Treasurer Joe Hockey's suggestion of allowing first home buyers to access their super have merit? November 30, -0001 November 30, -0001 213 2
60 Have your SMSF trustee clients been approached by a property spruiker? November 30, -0001 November 30, -0001 122 2
61 Have your SMSF clients ever missed an annual minimum pension payment? November 30, -0001 November 30, -0001 21 2
62 Have your SMSF clients ever missed an annual minimum pension payment? November 30, -0001 November 30, -0001 85 2
63 Do you support Labor’s proposal to tax superannuation income exceeding $75,000 by 15 per cent? November 30, -0001 November 30, -0001 491 2
64 As an accountant, have you undergone any training towards a limited or full AFS licence? November 30, -0001 November 30, -0001 135 2
65 Should the compulsory superannuation pension be lowered? November 30, -0001 November 30, -0001 595 2
66 As an accountant, will you stop providing SMSF advice when the accountants' exemption expires next year? November 30, -0001 November 30, -0001 650 2
67 Do you agree with ASIC’s concerns about SMSFs with less than $200k? November 30, -0001 November 30, -0001 271 2
68 Do you think your clients are financially prepared for their retirement? November 30, -0001 November 30, -0001 90 2
69 Do you have SMSF clients who are over-exposed to residential property? November 30, -0001 November 30, -0001 135 2
70 Are your SMSF clients over-exposed to cash? November 30, -0001 November 30, -0001 74 2
71 As an accountant, do you feel threatened by the ATO’s automated tax services? November 30, -0001 November 30, -0001 211 2
72 Do you support the notion of a flat super concession of 15 per cent for all Australians? November 30, -0001 November 30, -0001 369 2
73 Should the government introduce lifetime contribution caps? November 30, -0001 November 30, -0001 290 2
74 Are your clients concerned about a housing market downturn? November 30, -0001 November 30, -0001 209 2
75 Should super laws be changed specifically to boost women’s super balances? November 30, -0001 November 30, -0001 116 2
76 Should SMSF administration providers be subject to further regulation? November 30, -0001 November 30, -0001 152 2
77 Should the superannuation guarantee rate be frozen? November 30, -0001 November 30, -0001 134 2
78 Are your clients currently nervous about investing their money in super? November 30, -0001 November 30, -0001 185 2
79 If you are an accountant currently providing SMSF advice, will you continue to do so from 1 July? November 30, -0001 November 30, -0001 201 2
80 Have your clients requested changes to their SMSF in response to Budget speculation? November 30, -0001 November 30, -0001 86 2
81 Has the budget affected your ability to advise your clients on super November 30, -0001 November 30, -0001 248 2
82 When do you plan to start events-based reporting for your clients? November 30, -0001 February 1, 2018 189 3

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