In June 2021, the measures to extend the bring-forward age up to 67 and the bill to increase the number of members allowed in an SMSF were passed by both houses of Parliament. Both measures have been items of discussion for an extended period of time, and we are excited to have a definite outcome
It’s that time of year again – some Self-Managed Superannuation Funds are lodging their income tax returns for the 2020 financial year, and in some instances, this triggers an email and/or text message alert from the ATO. Since February 2020, the ATO has started contacting SMSF trustees directly where certain changes are made to the
Recent changes to superannuation legislation now makes it easier for people over the age of 65 to make contributions to superannuation. From 1st July 2020, you no longer need to meet the work test or work test exemption criteria if you are 65 or 66 years old in order to contribute money into superannuation. This means that members
A new Australian Taxation Office Campaign As part of their latest campaign, the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) is contacting Self Managed Super Fund (SMSF) Trustees directly where 90% or more of their SMSF’s investments belong to the same asset class (Eg. property).
We have been made aware of a new scam that appears to be targeting SMSF Trustees. In this instance, a caller purporting to be from the ATO made contact with an SMSF Trustee advising them that they had been underpaid by the ATO and were owed an additional $180.00.
SMSF Post-Election Update With the Federal Election called in favour of the Liberal Party, SMSF Trustees are likely to be spared from some of the more significant changes that were proposed by the Opposition Leader in the May Budget. The proposed change that perhaps gained the most media attention, and the one that we received