Tanya Hofbauer

What Expenses Are Allowable Deductions For A SMSF?

What Expenses Are Allowable Deductions For A SMSF?

The expenses considered deductible by super funds are similar to that of individuals. Essentially, it should be items that are losses or outgoings incurred while producing or gaining assessable income.

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Important Changes Affecting Your SMSF

Important Changes Affecting Your SMSF

The delivery of advice for SMSF changed on 1 July 2016 when specific amendments to the FOFA (Future of Financial Advice) legislation came into effect. 

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Superannuation Guarantee Amnesty Proposal

Superannuation Guarantee Amnesty Proposal

A chance to catch up! If legislated, the Amnesty will provide a once-off opportunity for employers to disclose super guarantee (SG) shortfalls which occurred between 1 July 1992 and 31 March 2018 without penalty.

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When Can You Take Your Super?

When Can You Take Your Super?

The cash sitting in your superannuation fund can be tempting, particularly if you are short of cash. But, the reality is there are very few ways you can take advantage of your superannuation once it has been contributed to the fund – even if you change your mind.

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Should you update your SMSF Trust Deed?

Should you update your SMSF Trust Deed?

The Trust Deed of a Self-Managed Superannuation Fund governs the operation of the Fund and permits the Trustee to act to the extent permitted by the legislation and be able to comply with any superannuation changes.

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$1.6 Million Pension Cap for SMSF’s

$1.6 Million Pension Cap for SMSF’s

Now that the proposed $1.6 million pension transfer balance cap is law, I thought it best to explain.

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Superannuation reform and its impact on you

Superannuation reform and its impact on you

The wide ranging superannuation reforms originally announced in the 2016-17 Federal Budget have passed Parliament. As the majority of the reforms start from 1 July 2017, it’s important to consider how these might impact on you and whether you need to take any action before then.

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Thinking about SMSF?

Thinking about SMSF?

Self-managed super fund (SMSF) has the words "self managed" in it but you don’t have to do it all yourself and if you are busy it is usually counter productive and just plain bad strategy to do it alone. A recent Investment Trends report suggests around 40 per cent of SMSF owners seek advice from a financial adviser and close to 100 per cent use an accountant or specialist administrator to assist with the compliance obligations such as tax returns, minutes, member statements, managing contributions and pensions.

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