Setting Up Your SMSF

If you’re thinking of setting up your own self-managed super fund (SMSF), to take charge of your retirement and be able to make investment decisions, there are some important steps you have to take before you seek registration with the ATO such as choosing between individual trustees or a corporate trustee, creating the trust and trust […]

Improvements To GST Risk Assessment

The Inspector-General of Taxation (IGT) has recently released his review into the verification of GST refunds by the ATO. The review was initially conducted as a response to concerns raised by taxpayers which had their GST refunds delayed as a part of the ATO risk assessment program to verify certain details before refunds are issued. Broadly, […]

Tax Return Lodgement Due Soon

With the 31 October fast approaching, so is the deadline for lodging your tax returns. If you’re making the last-minute scramble to gather all your tax documentation, keep in mind there are some changes in this year’s tax return particularly in relation to rental properties and superannuation. If you own rental property, you should be […]

Director changes tabled, $1m fines for non-compliance

Treasury Laws Amendment (Registries Modernisation and Other Measures) Bill 2018 sets out the legal framework for the introduction of DINs – a unique identifier that will provide traceability of a director’s relationships across companies, enabling better tracking of directors of failed companies and will prevent the use of fictitious identities. To date, current application to […]

Taxable SMSF Assets Double: Is Your Fund Affected?

It’s been a little over a year since the dual changes of the pension transfer balance cap and the reduction of tax concessions for transition to retirement pensions were implemented by the government. Recent research has indicated that these changes has achieved their policy outcome by making almost 25% of previously tax-free SMSF assets lose their […]