The Benefits The Downsides Of SMSF Set UP

The Benefits & The Downsides Of SMSF Set UP

One of the benefits of establishing or opting for an SMSF is due to the control they are given over where the money is invested. While this sounds enticing, the downside is that they involve a lot more time and effort as all investment is managed by the members/trustees. They are also often the targets…

Superannuation Changes To Affect Pensioners And What You May Still Need To Take Into Account From Last Years Budget

Superannuation Changes To Affect Pensioners (And What You May Still Need To Take Into Account From Last Year’s Budget)

The Federal Budget was released last Tuesday, announcing key changes to taxation and business. For superannuation, the minimum pension drawdown amount was in the spotlight. The reduction in the minimum pension drawdown amount for superannuation pension recipients has been extended for another year by the Federal Government, as announced in the Budget for 2022-23. The…

Common Mistakes Often Made By SMSF Trustees That You Can Avoid

Common Mistakes Often Made By SMSF Trustees That You Can Avoid

Involvement in an SMSF can put certain responsibilities in their trustees hands, and those who overlook important details or find themselves reported to the ATO for failing to fulfil those responsibilities may risk incurring financial, civil or criminal penalties. As SMSFs often involve multiple members, the risk of non-compliance grows. You might be doing the…

Are You Suffering From Unpaid Super

Are You Suffering From Unpaid Super?

Australia’s superannuation laws are designed with the intent to ensure that your nest egg for retirement is protected and able to continue to grow throughout your career. Your employer is expected to make contributions to your superannuation by law, known as the Superannuation Guarantee, as a part of your wages and salary package. The current…

Spousal Contributions The Filler For Super

Spousal Contributions: The Filler For Super

Depending on your relationship, you may have discussed with your partner the prospect of marriage. Or you might be more comfortable remaining in a long-term de facto relationship (especially since many de facto relationships have similar rights as those of a marriage). You might share a lot of things with your partner (such as a…