trustees

SMSFs: Here’s an extensive 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. 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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Large assets in an SMSF? Scaling back pensions should not pose a problem

Amid the reports of SMSF trustees selling real estate in droves, it may be worthwhile for tax and superannuation professionals to step back, identify clients most likely needing to scale back their pensions, and see the best methods that may be suited to particular client’s circumstances. One issue of concern that keeps being raised time

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Second tranche of super changes caps pension transfer balance

The government’s release of the second tranche of proposed superannuation changes, which covers concessional contributions, catch-up concessional contributions and removing the earnings tax exemption for transition to retirement income streams, also proposes introducing a general pension transfer balance cap. This will limit the amount of super a member can transfer to pension phase and enjoy

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Potential pitfalls over which SMSF trustees should step carefully

The continued solid growth in self managed superannuation funds (SMSFs) indicates that plenty of Australians consider themselves at least as capable of successfully managing their retirement savings investments as the professionals (or perhaps more so). With returns from the bigger retail super funds not always impressive, the surge towards SMSFs is not expected to diminish.

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ATO takes aim at serious SMSF non-compliance

ATO takes aim at serious SMSF non-compliance. Speaking at national superannuation conference in late August, the ATO’s superannuation assistant commissioner Kasey Macfarlane highlighted a number of issues that the ATO will be taking a keen interest in over the coming year. Chief among these concerns, Macfarlane said, was the fact of serious non-compliance from SMSF

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