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Transfer balance cap modifications for certain income streams

Writing for Tax & Super Australia’s superannuation journal The Contributor, Gabriela Rusu from GR Super, an independent self-managed superannuation fund (SMSF) service provider, says that the imposition of the $1.6 million transfer balance cap on retirement phase income streams is one of the most significant changes to super that will apply from 1 July 2017.

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SMSFs: More ‘real-time’ reporting will be required soon

Along with the new transfer balance cap that is being introduced from July 1 this year, the ATO has indicated that more “events-based” reporting will be required for it to adequately deal with the evolving SMSF regime. Indications that this was a direction that SMSF trustees may be expected to take arose from the newly

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The ATO’s law companion guidelines on super changes

Ever since the ATO made its announcements about changes to the rules surrounding self-managed superannuation funds (SMSFs), not only trustees but the practitioners advising them have been very keen to get their hands on clear guidance and advice. The ATO has now come to the party, and has issued finalised law companion guidelines (LCGs). There

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ATO extends due date for 2015-16 SMSF returns

This week the ATO announced that it will extend the due date for lodgment of self-managed superannuation fund (SMSF) annual returns for 2015-16 to 30 June 2017. Deputy Commissioner James O’Halloran said the ATO has made this decision as a result of feedback received from professional and industry representatives. “We have heard that many accounting and

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