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|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.|
|Martin Heffron, one of the most respected experts in Australia's self-managed superannuation sector, has passed away suddenly after a brief illness.|
|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.|
|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.|
|The Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT) has upheld a ban imposed by ASIC on an SMSF adviser who failed to disclose significant conflicts of interest.|
|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.|
|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.|
|The bill to increase the maximum number of self-managed superannuation (SMSF) members from four to six has been reintroduced in the Senate.|
|Fractional investment platform DomaCom has received confirmation from the tax office that a part disposal of a home can work for downsizer contributions for SMSF trustees to allow them to stay in their home.|
|The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) has confirmed changes to age limits on super contributions for SMSFs.|
The September financial adviser exam pass rate was stable at 60% but continues to fall below the overall pass rate of 88.5%.
The House of Representatives Standing Committee on Tax and Revenue has released a report aimed at overhauling Australia's corporate bond market.
Future Fund's latest portfolio update shows the sovereign wealth fund is just shy of hitting $200 billion.
Share trading platform Superhero will take the $40 million it has raised this year to expand into New Zealand by mid-2022.
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