super changes

Super changes from July 1 amended, but passed

  The Treasury Laws Amendment (2017 Measures No. 2) Bill 2017, containing further amendments to the new superannuation rules kicking in on the 1 July 2017, has passed both houses of Parliament (on 15 June 2017). It is going to be possible for the government to prescribe additional transfer balance debits and transfer balance credits

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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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More super reform changes being made on the fly

Further rumoured amendments to the superannuation reforms taking effect on July 1, 2017, just over two months away, are seeding further panic among the superannuation industry. The document circulated by the ATO lists seven areas where further amendments, termed “minor and technical”, are being sought. It is proposed that the government intends to enact these

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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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