Category: Superannuation

Can my SMSF purchase a residential property from my brother?

Can my SMSF purchase a residential property from my brother?

Buying residential property is not just about finding the right property even though this is often the most time-consuming part. Don’t fall into the trap of purchasing from a related…

Superannuation changes – what is and what isn’t from 1 July 2018

Superannuation changes – what is and what isn’t from 1 July 2018

As the new financial year is now truly underway, here is an overview of what lies ahead in 2019 so that you can ensure your SMSF is ready. 1. Contributions…

Can I buy cryptocurrencies in my self-managed super fund?

Can I buy cryptocurrencies in my self-managed super fund?

Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies have been around for many years but in recent months they’ve been a major focus as their daily values go up and down more often than…

Simple super now super complicated

Simple super now super complicated

It has been 10 years since the Simple Super Reforms were brought in on 1 July 2007. A decade later the “Simplified Superannuation” system has become a labyrinth of legislation….

I’m an ex-pat, what can I do with my superannuation?

I’m an ex-pat, what can I do with my superannuation?

These days there are many Australian ex-pats living around the world and there is often confusion surrounding what happens to their super when they leave Australia. Generally speaking, when a…

When can I access my Super?

When can I access my Super?

SMSFs have strict rules on when super monies can be withdrawn from the fund, most commonly when a member satisfies a form of retirement and/or reaches a certain age. Your…

New super laws and real-time reporting

New super laws and real-time reporting

As we approach the end of the first quarter of the new super reforms which came into effect on 1 July 2017, here is an update on the ATO’s mandated…

Superannuation from 1 July 2017 –  The New Frontier

Superannuation from 1 July 2017 – The New Frontier

Happy New Financial Year! With 1 July 2017 marking the start of many of the super reform changes, here is an overview of the new rules:   Transfer Balance Cap…

Look Before You Leap — Super Changes from 1 July 2017

Look Before You Leap — Super Changes from 1 July 2017

As we’re about to welcome in the 2017/18 financial year and many of the new super reforms, here is summary of what lies ahead: Notify your employer to reduce salary…

2017 Federal Budget and Year End Tax Planning

2017 Federal Budget and Year End Tax Planning

Government delivers stability in 2017-18 Federal Budget Stability and confidence for superannuation is the good news coming out of the 2017-18 Federal Budget. With SMSF members still working through the…