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ABN Reform will include SMSF 01 Aug 2018

An ABN reform may cause another compliance matter for SMSF trustees.

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SMSF Current Issues 01 Aug 2018

Daniel Butler, DBA Laywers, one of the leading lawyers on SMSF discussing the recent changes to SMSF.

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A guide to Australian Government payments to 19 September 2018 01 Aug 2018

1 July 2018 to 19 September 2018 - A guide to Australian Government payments covers most of the benefits that can be claimed through Department of Human Services and Centrelink

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Carer Allowance Income Test 01 Aug 2018

Carer allowance income test will come into effect from 20th September 2018.

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Proposal to Simplify Superannuation Rollovers 01 Aug 2018

Draft regulations released on 17 July 2018 propose to extend SuperStream to SMSF rollovers from 30 November 2019.

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Property and my SMSF 04 Jul 2018

Directly held property makes up approximately 19% of all SMSF assets, indicating that many SMSF trustees consider it’s an important and significant part of a diversified portfolio. There are numerous strategies and ways for property to form part of an SMSF’s investments and each must be carefully considered.

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Treasury Laws Amendment (Personal Income Tax Plan) Bill 2018 04 Jul 2018

The Treasury Laws Amendment (Personal Income Tax Plan) Bill 2018 received royal assent on 21/6/2018. This bill introduces the Personal Income Tax Plan announced in the 2018 Federal Budget. The tax plan will be introduced over a seven year period and involves 3 steps.

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Market-Linked Pensions 04 Jul 2018

The ATO have issued SMSF News Alert - advice for funds where members have a market-linked pension

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Personal Centrelink information can now be disclosed 04 Jul 2018

Aged care residents are now able to provide consent for Centrelink or the Department of Veterans Affairs to disclose their income and assets details to aged care providers.

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Contribution Reserving Strategy 04 Jul 2018

Article by DBA Lawyers highlighting some reasons why a contribution reserving strategy may be used by an SMSF, and also briefly discusses the risks and some of the associated compliance issues.

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