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Industry bodies work to ease regulatory burdens
ELIZABETH MCARTHUR  |  FRIDAY, 3 APR 2020
... access to super. The Regulatory Burden Taskforce - comprised of the Financial Planning Association of Australia, SMSF Association, Institute of Public Accountants, Chartered Accountants and Certified Public Accountants - wants ASIC to offer regulatory ...
Could relief on advice compliance save consumers?
ELIZABETH MCARTHUR  |  THURSDAY, 2 APR 2020
... financial planning assistance, although it is hard to provide it, in the current regulatory environment." The SMSF Association too is wary of how people are being taken advantage of as a result of COVID-19. "The provision of strategic advice is something ...
SMSFs in flashback to 2008
ELIZABETH MCARTHUR  |  FRIDAY, 27 MAR 2020
... gives SMSF pensioners and self-funded retirees some flexibility in how much to take out of their super." The SMSF Association also welcomed the measures. "The Association has been calling for a temporary reduction in superannuation minimum drawdown rates ...
SMSF Association chair gets new gig
ELIZABETH MCARTHUR  |  WEDNESDAY, 11 MAR 2020
The chair of the SMSF Association has joined a technical specialist to lead its growth plans. Self-managed superannuation technical specialist Heffron has appointed Andrew Hamilton as director of strategy and growth. Hamilton is currently chair of the ...
SMSF Association reaffirms ATO partnership
ELIZABETH MCARTHUR  |  MONDAY, 24 FEB 2020
The ATO and SMSF Association have extended their strategic partnership that enables ATO employees to be seconded to the SMSFA to gain greater understanding of the SMSF sector. ATO deputy commissioner of superannuation James O'Halloran joined SMSF Association ...
Stability needed: Maroney
ELIZABETH MCARTHUR  |  MONDAY, 24 FEB 2020
SMSF Association chief executive John Maroney gave a final address to the association's annual conference, calling for stability and engagement amid industry change. Closing out the conference on Friday, Maroney referred to the recent bushfire crisis ...
ATO cracks down on SMSFs
ELIZABETH MCARTHUR  |  FRIDAY, 21 FEB 2020
Delegates to the SMSF Association's annual conference have heard of the uptick in enforcements against SMSFs this financial year. Speaking at the conference, ATO assistant commissioner - SMSF Segment Dana Fleming said that in the financial year ...
ATO clamps down on auditor number misuse
ELIZABETH MCARTHUR  |  THURSDAY, 20 FEB 2020
An auditing discussion at the SMSF Association's annual conference turned to the ATO's recent efforts to stamp out SMSFs lying about audits and misusing auditor numbers. Super Sphere director Belinda Aisbett, Elite Super director Katrina Fletcher ...
SMSFs interrupted in 2019: SuperConcepts
ELIZABETH MCARTHUR  |  WEDNESDAY, 19 FEB 2020
... many of the reforms set to impact SMSFs proposed last year are still yet to eventuate. Speaking at the 2020 SMSF Association conference, Burgess said that when it comes to legislation, 2019 was "interrupted". He pointed out that several pieces of legislation ...
Government loves SMSFs: Hume
ELIZABETH MCARTHUR  |  WEDNESDAY, 19 FEB 2020
... Minister for Superannuation, Financial Services and Financial Technology has delivered a gushing address to the SMSF Association conference - promising the government is supportive of the SMSF sector. Addressing delegates, Senator Jane Hume said the ...
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