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SMSFs win gold in retirement savings race

Our Olympian contingent arrived back home from Rio with a collective 29 medals, eight of them gold, securing Australia 10th place overall. But our Olympic champions can take extra comfort in knowing that they are back in a country where self managed superannuation funds are consistently taking 1st place and standing on the highest podium

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Proposed non-concessional cap reform a drag on ATO resources

In a speech given to a national SMSF conference, ATO deputy commissioner for superannuation James O’Halloran admitted that the government’s budget superannuation changes, even though these are yet to pass Parliament, are already having a significant impact on the ATO’s capacity to cope. “We have already seen some examples of these increased expectations emerging with

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SMSF trustees: Don’t let “cognitive decline” sneak up on you

SMSF trustees: Don’t let “cognitive decline” sneak up on you. As the Australian population ages, and retirees become either fully or partially reliant on their own retirement savings instead of the government pension, the ability to manage those funds may be affected by one of the possible downsides of a long life. The possibility of

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Myth busted: Retirees tend to not run down super savings quickly

A report released by the Actuaries Institute last week on retirement income showed that drawdown behaviour of retirees are similar across the board, regardless of the size or type of retirement savings accounts. Retirees super savings quickly The Actuaries Institute’s Retirement Income Market Report, which it labelled as “the most comprehensive study of Australian superannuation

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Super schemes: If in doubt, check it out

The ATO says about super schemes, if in doubt, check it out. The ATO says it has seen an increase in aggressive tax planning schemes targeting retirement savings, at a time when more than one third of Australians are approaching retirement and are looking at ways to maximise their retirement assets and income. Super schemes doubt

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