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2019/20 Federal Budget Summary

Historically, good news can be hard to find when reviewing the annual federal budget over the last couple of years, however the 2019/20 federal budget came with some genuine positives. Treasurer Josh Frydenberg, announced the following major changes: Forecasted $7.1 […]
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Are LRBA’s a gearing strategy of the past?

Limited Recourse Borrowing Arrangements (LRBAs) have been a very popular gearing strategy over the past number of years. We have seen many funds acquire assets that would otherwise be out of reach such as property with the intention to help […]
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Data Feeds for SMSF Software – Is Your Firm Missing Out?

It’s a new year and by now you should be well and truly rested, back from your break and ready to attack 2019 head on! The start of a new year will generally be a great time for your firm […]
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Maximising Your Transfer Balance Cap – What to do when Paying More than the Minimum Pension

                        With the $1.6m transfer balance cap (TBC) in effect, consideration should be given to how a fund maximises the amount it has in pension phase.  By achieving this, […]
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Making the Most of your TBAR Reporting

We are deep in the SMSF silly season and by now, your firm SHOULD have lodged its first batch of quarterly Transfer Balance Cap Reports (TBAR) for the September 2018 quarter. In our previous blog we detailed what the new […]
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Actuarial Changes Made Simple – Everything you need to know

Continuing on with the trend of increased complexity, the SMSF sector has seen more changes to legislation, this time with regards to the calculation of its exempt current pension income (ECPI). These changes are already in effect and apply for […]
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Why do Auditors always ask for a Property Title?

  From an audit perspective, asking for a property title is one of the most common queries we send to our clients. So why do we ask for them annually? The ATO expects all auditors to obtain evidence of ownership […]
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New Reporting Obligations for SMSFs

In order to support the introduction of the $1.6m transfer balance cap (TBC) from 1 July 2017, the ATO has announced new reporting obligations for SMSFs. From 1 July 2018, any SMSF that has a member’s balance with $1 million […]
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Purchasing Farmland under a Limited Recourse Borrowing Arrangement

  Case Study – Smith Superannuation Fund John Smith is the sole member of the Smith Superannuation Fund The balance of the SMSF is $1m John is interested in using a Limited Recourse Borrowing Agreement (LRBA) to borrow $300k to […]
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Auditor Reporting Guidelines

One area of discussion that can often be rather unclear is, “when are auditors required to notify the ATO of a breach in the SIS Act?” Firstly, the auditor needs to identify a contravention. This can be black and white […]
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