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Maximising contributions into your SMSF

  Gabriela Rusu explores some strategies that can be used to maximise contributions into SMSFs, and identifies the opportunities and the practical steps involved in implementing these strategies.   Most superannuation strategies revolve around the effective use of contributions to gradually build the amount of super savings needed to live comfortably in retirement. Super contribution

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Early release of super savings under review

On 8 December 2017 the government announced that Treasury will conduct a review of the rules governing the early release of superannuation benefits, including for victims of crime compensation. The government says the rules governing early release of superannuation benefits have not changed substantially since 1997. “The superannuation system has come a long way since

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The superannuation clearing house service to join other ATO online services

The Small Business Superannuation Clearing House will join existing ATO online services in mid-to-late February 2018. The ATO says its online services gives access to a range of tax and super services with one logon, including lodging activity statements and updating your business registration details. The current super clearing house service will still be available

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Some ATO forms that SMSF trustees may need

SMSF trustees may find that occasionally a particular form is needed to be able to complete an administrative task for the ATO. SMSFs: Here’s a complete list of tax office forms you’ll need Rather than have you searching the vast labyrinth of the ATO’s website for SMSF forms, we thought it helpful to list some

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Child death benefit recipients and the super transfer cap

The death of a parent is hard on all those involved, however once the grieving has eased, a time comes to address financial matters. One of these issues can be what happens to any superannuation they may have left in their fund. Child death benefit recipients and the super transfer cap. Making things harder is

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