Recent legal cases finding fault with SMSF auditors for mis-describing fund assets have ramped up auditor obligations and are likely to lead
A former director of an AFSL has been charged with dishonesty offences after allegedly misappropriating over $1.8 million of client funds fr
The ATO’s spotlight on superannuation guarantee obligations will eventually turn towards SMSFs, with trustees, employers and practitioners
Trustees wanting to leave their super death benefit to someone who is not a dependent under the SIS Act will need to consider the correct st
The ATO has announced its first direct use of Single Touch Payroll information, vowing to act on its “unprecedented level of visibility”
The next 12 months will be a “crunch time” for accountants as they decide whether or not to pursue financial advice following the postpo
A New South Wales accountant and former financial adviser will spend 12 months under house arrest and undertake community service after plea
SMSF law firm TGA Legal has rebranded as Abbott & Mourly, reflecting the closer involvement of SMSF strategist Grant Abbott in the pract
The SMSF Association has criticised the corporate regulator’s focus on the risks of SMSFs in its mailout campaign targeting new trustees,
SMSFs are becoming a less viable option for high-net-worth clients due to onerous regulations and cheaper self-directed options available th
Recent changes to non-arm’s length expense rules are an overreach, given the objective the laws are trying to achieve, but are unlikely to
The federal government will introduce a single disciplinary body for financial advice, forcing the FPA and AFA to abandon their attempts to
Accountants looking to stay on the right side of the regulators when it comes to their SMSF clients’ investment strategy should be more co
A new ATO letter campaign to employer clients reminding them of their superannuation guarantee obligations will soon be underway.
The inclusion of gold or silver in an SMSF’s portfolio sets in train a series of questions for the auditor. No trustee wants a last-minute
ASIC has expressed concern that a growing number of investors are setting up SMSFs when they are inappropriate for their circumstances, with
The idea that limited recourse borrowing through SMSFs is contributing to speculative residential property investment is overblown, given th
SMSF service provider SuperConcepts will retain a closer relationship with parent company AMP following a restructure announced on Thursday.
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