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With advisers opting to leave large licensees and set up their own business, the ATO has launched a new online learning platform to help small business owners meet their ...

Financial planning

The Australian Taxation Office has provided updated rules on the tax deductibility of financial advice fees....

Superannuation

The corporate regulator’s crackdown on SMSF auditor misconduct continued in the third quarter, with ASIC taking action against 11 auditors who were all referred by the Au...

Financial planning

With an ATO review underway to make financial advice tax deductible, Tangelo Advice Consulting’s Conrad Travers has reiterated why this would be a positive step forward f...

Tools & guides

When entering paid employment, it’s not long before we are told that we’ll need to lodge a tax return but there are times when a person will be excepted. ...

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Financial planning

The FPA has welcomed guidance from the Australian Taxation Office on the tax deductibility of financial advice fees....

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Superannuation

A Melbourne woman has been sentenced for her involvement in a crime syndicate which stole over $3.3 million from superannuation and share trading accounts....

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Tools & guides

There are specific requirements that only apply to trustees of self-managed superannuation funds, writes Tim Howard, including the allocation in their investment strategy...

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Superannuation

The introduction of standards has failed to prevent delays when rolling over funds from APRA-regulated funds to self-managed superannuation funds, according to the SMSF A...

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Features

Trusts are in the spotlight as we approach the end of the financial year, with rules having recently been tightened for discretionary family trusts, writes Alexandra Cain...

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Superannuation

While many struggle with low superannuation balances, there is one self-managed super fund with more than $544 million in assets, according to Australian Taxation Office ...

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Features

With platform innovations providing new levels of optionality in superannuation, Liam Cormican examines whether they pose a threat to the popularity of self-managed super...

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Superannuation

Labor Senator Jess Walsh has pressed the Australian Taxation Office as to why it failed to commission a mass advertising campaign for superannuation stapling changes....

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Financial planning

Advisers will have the opportunity to show their value as the performance test will be a catalyst for member engagement....

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SMSF

There were around 13,000 fewer wind-ups of self-managed super funds in FY21 than in the previous year with the number falling to just over 2,000, according to the Austral...

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