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The proportioning rule and your SMSF: It’s all about balance

When calculating a super benefit, it is necessary to identify and determine the value of the various components that make up the benefit. The law around superannuation dictates that the tax-free component and taxable components of a member’s payment must be paid in the same proportion as the tax-free and taxable components of the member’s interest. This requirement is known as the proportioning rule.

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Federal Budget 2018

The item that may receive the most analysis from the whole of this year’s federal budget will be the increase of the 32.5% tax bracket, and an expansion of the Low Income Tax Offset.

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Superannuation contributions “work test” for over 65s

Whether or not the trustee of a complying superannuation fund can accept member contributions for those aged between 65 and 75 depends on the member satisfying a “work test”.

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SMSF commutation requests: How to get the green light from the ATO

The ATO has issued guidance on its approach to commutation requests, which is an essential piece of information for SMSF trustees because it explains which commutation requests will not be subject to an ATO review.

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Bitcoin: Its place in your wallet or SMSF portfolio

While bitcoin may be the most well-known cryptocurrency, there are nearly 1,500 in existence. In its simplest form, a cryptocurrency is a “peer-to-peer electronic cash system”, which means that the currency is not in a physical form like cash but sits in an electronic register.

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Valuations And Your Smsf

Valuations and your SMSF

The days of a lax approach to valuations are over.While there is not always the need to employ a qualified independent valuer for each valuation, there are important circumstances where it is mandated, and others where it is recommended.Where one is not used then appropriate documentation needs to be kept of how valuations were determined.Back of the envelope or simply made-up valuations will not suffice.

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