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ANDREW MCKEAN  |  WEDNESDAY, 22 MAY 2024   12:50PM
The number of self-managed super funds (SMSFs) using advisers has reached a new low, with the proportion of SMSFs using advisers falling to 23% from 27% in the past 12 months, according to a Vanguard/Investment Trends report.

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Proposed super tax obfuscates legacy pensions rules: SMSFA

KARREN VERGARA  |  WEDNESDAY, 24 APR 2024
The proposed 30% tax on large superannuation balances must clarify the confusion surrounding legacy pensions and reserves, and how they should be calculated, according to the SMSF Association (SMSFA).

intelliflo adds SMSF cashflow modelling capabilities

JAMIE WILLIAMSON  |  THURSDAY, 18 APR 2024
Advisers using intelliflo now have access to cashflow modelling tools for SMSF clients.

AFCA flags legal uncertainty on SMSF wholesale test

KARREN VERGARA  |  THURSDAY, 28 MAR 2024
Financial advisers must be mindful of the "legal uncertainty" that exists when applying the appropriate wholesale test on self-managed super funds (SMSF), according to the Australian Financial Complaints Authority (AFCA).

New SMSF solution for Islamic Australians launched

ELIZA BAVIN  |  MONDAY, 25 MAR 2024
The new SMSF solution will allow Australian Muslims to invest in property while avoiding paying interest.

How will Division 296 Tax impact farmers?

CHLOE WALKER  |  THURSDAY, 22 FEB 2024
RSM Australia director of SMSF services Katie Timms says farmers will be disproportionately impacted by the government's draft legislation Division 296 Tax.

Proposed super tax requires perspective: Expert

KARREN VERGARA  |  THURSDAY, 22 FEB 2024
Members must look beyond the "doom and gloom" of the superannuation tax leaping from 15% to 30% and not be scared off from using SMSFs as an alternative retirement savings vehicle, according to an expert.

Teals will push for super tax indexation: Burgess

CHLOE WALKER  |  THURSDAY, 22 FEB 2024
The SMSF Association has confirmed it likely doesn't have enough senators on its side to block the proposed $3 million superannuation tax, but Teal independents intend to force an amendment ensuring it is indexed.

Younger Aussies embracing SMSFs, guidance needed

CHLOE WALKER  |  WEDNESDAY, 21 FEB 2024
According to Class general manager, growth Jo Hurley, younger generations want more control over their retirement savings than ever before, and financial advisers need to cater to this demand.

ASIC vigilant on bad SMSF advice

KARREN VERGARA  |  WEDNESDAY, 21 FEB 2024
ASIC is putting the pressure on financial advisers to provide appropriate SMSF advice using "professional judgment", as the regulator flags serious instances of misconduct it wants to curb.
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