smsfs

How much do we need to put aside for retirement?

  How much do you need to retire? When it comes to superannuation and retirement savings, it seems that size really does matter. There are other considerations of course, but for the most part the focus will be on finances when people aim to “improve” their post-work life prospects. The question of how much retirement

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Tips and traps for SMSFs when moving auditors

  The start of the SMSF audit season can also be the time of year that people consider whether they want to change their audit provider — generally from the beginning of the new financial year to after the end of August. There can be various reasons why an SMSF service provider such as an

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SMSF advisers: Be sure you avoid this new year’s day hangover

  A deadline that many SMSF professionals may have lost sight of is fast approaching — 1 January 2019. This is when new educational requirements for SMSF advisers start, and the Financial Adviser Standards and Ethics Authority (FASEA) takes over setting the educational and ethical requirements to be a financial adviser. Other important dates to

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SMSFs: Here’s an updated toolkit of ATO forms you’ll need

  SMSF trustees may find that occasionally a particular form is needed to be able to complete an administrative task for the ATO. Rather than have you searching the vast labyrinth of the ATO’s website for SMSF forms, we thought it helpful to list some of the required forms here (you could even bookmark this

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How an SMSF can acquire related residential property

  The acquisition of residential property from a related party of an SMSF trustee is ordinarily prohibited, even though this may form part of a sound investment strategy for the fund. There are however exceptional circumstances where such a prohibition does not apply. There is a certain exemption available under s66 of the Superannuation Industry

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