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Transfer balance account report (TBAR) update

The ATO requires SMSF trustees to use the superannuation transfer balance account report (TBAR) to advise it when a transfer balance account event occurs. It uses this information to adjust a fund member’s transfer balance account so it can correctly apply the transfer balance cap provisions.

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More SIS compliance headaches on the way for SMSFs

Trustees of SMSFs may be soon required to add the creation of a “retirement income strategy” alongside existing compliance requirements centring on investment and insurance. This would similarly require review on a regular basis.

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Lrba

Will new LRBA rules stymie your SMSF contribution plans?

An “integrity” measure, which aimed to stop SMSF trustees from manipulating their total superannuation balance in order to keep below the $1.6 million threshold, may have the unintended outcome of reducing the appeal of LRBAs.

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Stock Shares

Shares and tax: A stockmarket investment primer

Investing in the stockmarket is a lot more common than it was years ago, with ordinary Australians having experience with shares and the stockmarket either directly or through managed funds or via their superannuation fund.

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Retired Super

Self-employed? You could claim a deduction for saving for your retirement

A recent change to the rules around superannuation means that more Australians may be eligible to claim a tax deduction for putting money into super.

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Smsf Trustee

How to deal with SMSF trustee disputes

Everyone goes through the odd rough patch in their relationships with one another and SMSF trustees are no different. However the ramifications of a dispute between trustees are likely to have more wide ranging affects than the average quarrel between friends as SMSF trustees have vested interests, established duties and legal responsibilities towards the fund, where if breached, can result in severe penalties that could affect members’ retirement benefits.

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