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Super’s new $1.6m transfer balance cap — what counts towards it?

The transfer balance cap applies to the total amount of superannuation that has been transferred into retirement phase. The balance of assets in pension phase can be held across several accounts, so the number of accounts is immaterial. The amount of the lifetime cap will start at $1.6 million, and will be indexed periodically in $100,000

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The super issues that matter most to Tax & Super Australia members

A poll of SMSF and superannuation professionals has revealed the most important issues facing clients in the face of recent reforms. The super issues that matter most From the second week of January until the end of February, Tax & Super Australia ran a poll on this website that asked the question: “Which of the

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SMSFs: The upward march continues

The ATO has just released the latest of what has become a series of annual publications. The report, Self-managed superannuation funds: A statistical overview, started being published in late 2011 and has become an anticipated event for many in the SMSF arena — containing as it usually does some good news. The statistical report is

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SMSF trustees are getting more used to outsourcing

Applying psychological “types” to professional cohorts is nothing new, and has even been used in the SMSF arena to classify trustees. About five years ago, independent research group CoreData identified three key types of SMSF trustee — “controllers”, “coach-seekers”, and “outsourcers”. The controllers were initially considered the biggest representative group, and typically represented the traditional

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