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Miranda Brownlee

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Advisers warned on limitations with life expectancy estimates

Advisers warned on limitations with life expectancy estimates

Jeremy Cooper has highlighted some of the limitations in using average life expectancies when planning retirement income...Read More
ATO

ATO issues draft legislative instrument for SMSF rollovers

The ATO has released a draft legislative instrument for consultation on the payment standard that will apply for SMSF ro...Read More
Critical steps outlined with property transfers and trust cloning

Critical steps outlined with property transfers and trust cloning

While trust cloning can be an effective strategy for transferring an asset from a related trust to an SMSF without payin...Read More
smsf

Associations lobby government to ‘level the playing field’ with ca...

With SMSF and retail investors often missing out on ASX capital raisings, the SMSF Association and Stockbrokers and Fina...Read More
SMSF property spruiker

SMSF property spruiker sentenced in Brisbane District Court

A former Queensland property developer has been sentenced to five years’ imprisonment after being found guilty of six ...Read More
pensions

COVID-19 reveals ‘flaws’ with account-based pensions

With the pandemic impacting the financial positions of many retirees, the inadequacy of account-based pensions has left ...Read More
Retirement Income Review reforms unlikely to happen till mid-2022

Retirement Income Review reforms unlikely to happen till mid-2022

The release of the Retirement Income Review last week is only the start of a lengthy consultation process, with any sign...Read More
Government pushed to rule out 3-year audits

Government pushed to rule out 3-year audits

While there have been no announcements regarding the proposed three-yearly audit cycle since June last year, one technic...Read More
Senate committee gives 6-member SMSF bill green light

Senate committee gives 6-member SMSF bill green light

The Senate economics legislation committee has recommended that the six-member SMSF bill be passed, despite concerns fro...Read More
Critical considerations highlighted with timing of death benefits

Critical considerations highlighted with timing of death benefits

Where the payment of death benefits takes longer than six months, it is important that there are valid reasons for this ...Read More
SMSFs warned on quirks with personal guarantees

SMSFs warned on quirks with personal guarantees, contributions

Given that COVID-19 could see increased instances of lenders calling upon personal guarantees for SMSF loans, an industr...Read More
Small caps predicted to outperform as economy recovers

Small caps predicted to outperform as economy recovers

Investors who shun small-cap stocks may miss out on valuable opportunities as the economy recovers from the COVID-19 dow...Read More
Tax Office statistics point to uptick in SMSF establishments

Tax Office statistics point to uptick in SMSF establishments

The ATO’s most recent SMSF statistical report indicates that net establishments of SMSFs for the last financial year w...Read More
Can you buy a retirement property using your SMSF?

Can you buy a retirement property using your SMSF?

While it may seem advantageous to purchase a retirement property through an SMSF, SMSF clients need to be very careful t...Read More
RBA hands down rate decision for Budget day

RBA hands down rate decision for Budget day

The Reserve Bank of Australia has announced its decision on the official interest rate this month, following predictions...Read More

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