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KARREN VERGARA  |  WEDNESDAY, 13 JAN 2021   12:06PM
The SMSF Association has welcomed a new law that will allow the partial commutation of legacy pensions.
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ASIC takes fintech to court
KARREN VERGARA  |  WEDNESDAY, 6 JAN 2021
The corporate regulator has initiated action against a fintech for allegedly misleading customers about the benefits of investing in residential property in self-managed superannuation funds.
ATO backs SMSFs as strong retirement choice
ELIZA BAVIN  |  THURSDAY, 17 DEC 2020
The Australian Taxation Office assistant commissioner said he is focused on ensuring SMSFs remain a strong and credible retirement planning choice for Australians going forward.
Vale Martin Heffron
ELIZABETH MCARTHUR  |  TUESDAY, 15 DEC 2020
Martin Heffron, one of the most respected experts in Australia's self-managed superannuation sector, has passed away suddenly after a brief illness.
SMSFs dump $30bn in shares
ANNABELLE DICKSON  |  FRIDAY, 11 DEC 2020
Self-managed superannuation funds have not been spared by the market impact of COVID-19, with members dumping their allocation to listed shares over the past year, new data shows.
SMSFs are cost-effective, deliver for members
KARREN VERGARA  |  MONDAY, 23 NOV 2020
New research suggests that self-managed super funds are giving retail and industry funds a run for their money in terms of fees and returns.
AAT affirms SMSF adviser ban
JAMIE WILLIAMSON  |  WEDNESDAY, 11 NOV 2020
The Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT) has upheld a ban imposed by ASIC on an SMSF adviser who failed to disclose significant conflicts of interest.
Crackdown on SAN misuse continues
ELIZA BAVIN  |  WEDNESDAY, 28 OCT 2020
A fourth tax agent has been deregistered for misusing an SMSF Auditor Number (SAN) as the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) continues its crackdown on SAN misuse.
SMSF claim over Dreamworld deaths hits snag
ELIZABETH MCARTHUR  |  TUESDAY, 15 SEP 2020
A self-managed super fund has had a request for more information from Ardent Leisure, the owner of Dreamworld, over the Thunder River Rapids deaths in 2016 thrown out.
SMSF member increase bill reintroduced
ANNABELLE DICKSON  |  THURSDAY, 3 SEP 2020
The bill to increase the maximum number of self-managed superannuation (SMSF) members from four to six has been reintroduced in the Senate.
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