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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.
Trustee behaviour in a COVID-19 world
ELIZA BAVIN  |  THURSDAY, 7 MAY 2020
SMSF trustee behaviour will be under scrutiny from the Australian Taxation Office and they're set to face some tough penalties if they assist in the illegal early release of super.
A challenge in a Class of its own
ELIZABETH MCARTHUR  |  THURSDAY, 7 MAY 2020
SMSF platform Class found itself in a fairly unique predicament recently after acquiring a business in another state only for the borders to be closed as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
SMSFs granted annual return extension
ELIZA BAVIN  |  THURSDAY, 23 APR 2020
SMSFs have been granted an extension to the lodgement of annual returns to the ATO to June.
APRA-regulated fund or SMSF: It's all the same
ELIZA BAVIN  |  THURSDAY, 16 APR 2020
Having a highly paid team of investment professionals doesn't mean much when a Black Swan event hits.
Rent relief welcome news for SMSFs
ELIZABETH MCARTHUR  |  MONDAY, 30 MAR 2020
Self-managed superannuation funds that own commercial premises leased to a related party have been handed some relief form the impacts of COVID-19.
SMSFs in flashback to 2008
ELIZABETH MCARTHUR  |  FRIDAY, 27 MAR 2020
Self-managed super fund professionals and trustees may be feeling some deja-vu, as the same measures that were used in 2008 have been brought in to guide the sector through the COVID-19 pandemic.
SMSFs expected to outperform: Research
ELIZA BAVIN  |  MONDAY, 23 MAR 2020
SMSFs are expected to outperform in the current climate, due to higher than average exposures to cash and other low volatility assets, according to Rainmaker research.
SMSF Association reaffirms ATO partnership
ELIZABETH MCARTHUR  |  MONDAY, 24 FEB 2020
The ATO and SMSF Association have extended their strategic partnership that enables ATO employees to be seconded to the SMSFA to gain greater understanding of the SMSF sector.
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