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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Upcoming ATO open forums

As part of its ongoing engagement with tax practitioners, the ATO will again be holding open forums in a range of locations across Australia between March and June 2017. Open forums are an opportunity for tax practitioners to have an open two-way dialogue with the ATO, and allow it to share information on matters of

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