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ATO warns of new SMSF scheme

ELIZA BAVIN  |  MONDAY, 15 MAR 2021
The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) has warned SMSF trustees of a new scheme it has uncovered that aims to avoid paying potential tax liabilities.

Dodgy SMSF operator loses appeal

ELIZABETH MCARTHUR  |  FRIDAY, 12 MAR 2021
The Tax Practitioners Board (TPB) decision to terminate a Perth tax practitioner has been upheld by the Administrative Appeals Tribunal.

Women boost SMSF balances

ANNABELLE DICKSON  |  WEDNESDAY, 10 MAR 2021
The average SMSF member balance for women has increased more than it has for men over a five-year period to the 2018/19 financial year, new data shows.

SMSFs given small LRBA win

KARREN VERGARA  |  TUESDAY, 23 FEB 2021
Self-managed super funds that borrowed from a private company under a limited recourse borrowing arrangement (LRBA) will not suffer adverse tax consequences if the loan interest has been capitalised because of COVID-19.

ASIC zeroes in on bad SMSF advice, conduct

KARREN VERGARA  |  TUESDAY, 23 FEB 2021
The corporate regulator continues to hunt down perpetrators that give bad advice to self-managed super funds, sounding a warning that it is flexing its new powers in superannuation.

ATO targets SMSF fraud

ANNABELLE DICKSON  |  MONDAY, 22 FEB 2021
The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) is focusing attention on new SMSFs registrations after identifying illegal release of super.

SMSFs primed for best financial interests duty

KARREN VERGARA  |  TUESDAY, 16 FEB 2021
Self-managed superannuation funds are ahead of the game in terms of meeting the looming best financial interest rules, according to its peak body association.

Legacy pensions score win

KARREN VERGARA  |  WEDNESDAY, 13 JAN 2021
The SMSF Association has welcomed a new law that will allow the partial commutation of legacy pensions.

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.