6
Jun
How is your superannuation dealt with upon your death?
Superannuation is not dealt with in accordance with the terms of your will and is not deemed to be an Estate asset nor a personal asset.

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27
May
ATO's new guidelines on related party loans to SMSF's
The ATO has recently released guidelines concerning related party loans. SMSF Trustees may need to take action to adjust borrowings in order to reflect the conditions set out in the new guidelines.

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9
May
Introduction of $500,000 Lifetime Cap for Non-Concessional Contributions
The Government has introduced a $500,000 lifetime cap on non-concessional contributions from 7:30pm (AEST) on 3 May 2016 (Budget Night)

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11
Apr
ATO announces real property data matching program
The ATO have announced that they are going to undertake a data matching exercise for real property transactions dating back to 20 September 1985.

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15
Mar
Tax trap of suspending your Private Health Insurance whilst travelling overseas
If you are travelling overseas, you can suspend your Private Health Insurance policy for up to two years. This may lead to additional tax costs which could offset the savings on your health cover premiums.

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7
Mar
Planning to move overseas? Consider your SMSF
With many people now relocating overseas for work, family or retirement, it is important to consider how this move may affect your Self Managed Superannuation Fund.

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17
Feb
Which accounting software is best for your business?
When it comes to choosing the best accounting software for your business, you have lots of options. So how do you choose the best one for you?

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19
Jan
Is a testamentary trust right for you?
Testamentary trusts are created upon death by your Will to provide a greater level of control over the distribution of assets to beneficiaries.

They can also be an effective estate and taxation planning tool.

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18
Dec
Changes to SMSF Lending. How will it affect you?
Following APRA's review of lending practices, changes have been made to investor lending policies. This has caused significant changes in the number of lenders providing SMSF loans and those who remain have updated their lending policies and requirements.

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10
Dec
Holiday homes & the ATO
The ATO currently has an increased focus on rental property deductions and are paying close attention to excessive deductions claimed for holiday homes.

What does this mean for you?

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