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ANNABELLE DICKSON  |  WEDNESDAY, 5 AUG 2020   12:36PM
The House of Representatives Standing Committee on Economics has scrutinised ASIC over its SMSF fact sheet in a public hearing reviewing the 2019 ASIC Annual Report, and questioned why ASIC appears to hold itself to a different standard than those it regulates.
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SMSFA, FSC call for infrastructure investment access
ANNABELLE DICKSON  |  TUESDAY, 28 JUL 2020
The SMSF Association and the Financial Services Council (FSC) are calling for self-managed super funds to have access to unitised, liquid infrastructure investments as a way of generating economic growth.
Vanguard launches SMSF functionality
ELIZABETH MCARTHUR  |  MONDAY, 29 JUN 2020
Vanguard has launched a self-managed super fund capability within its Personal Investor offering.
New requirements for SMSFs
ELIZA BAVIN  |  WEDNESDAY, 24 JUN 2020
The Australian Taxation Office has announced new accounting requirements for SMSFs, which will come into effect 1 July 2021.
ATO data heaps pressure on ASIC's SMSF fact sheet
HARRISON WORLEY  |  MONDAY, 22 JUN 2020
New ATO data has brought ASIC's SMSF expense fact sheet under renewed pressure.
ATO warns against SMSF property development
ELIZA BAVIN  |  WEDNESDAY, 10 JUN 2020
The Australian Taxation Office has shared its concerns about a growing number of SMSFs purchasing and investing in the development of real property.
SMSFs to weather the storm
ELIZA BAVIN  |  THURSDAY, 28 MAY 2020
While hundreds of thousands of Australians remove tens of millions from their superannuation accounts, SMSFs are holding their own.
TPB cracks down on 74 tax practitioners
ELIZABETH MCARTHUR  |  TUESDAY, 26 MAY 2020
The Tax Practitioners Board has found 74 tax practitioners to be engaging in "concerning behaviour", including using fraudulent SMSF Auditor Numbers (SANs).
Sole purpose test poses SMSF rent relief issue
ELIZABETH MCARTHUR  |  TUESDAY, 26 MAY 2020
COVID-19 has seen more than half a million Australians lose their jobs and countless businesses shuttered but for SMSF trustee landlords offering rent relief to those facing financial hardship could mean they fail to meet the sole purpose test.
SISFA relaunches membership to SMSF trustees
ELIZA BAVIN  |  THURSDAY, 21 MAY 2020
Self-managed Independent Superannuation Funds Association (SISFA) has redesigned and is relaunching its membership offering for SMSF trustees.
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