The SMSF administrative penalties, rectification directions and education directions regime is now law (via the Tax and Superannuation Laws Amendment (2014 Measures No. 1) Act 2014). From 1 July 2014, the ATO will have the power to: - issue scaled penalties to SMSF trustees for breaches of the SIS Act (in addition to the power to make a SMSF non-compliant); - order SMSF trustees/directors to attend education courses if they have breached the SIS Act; and - order SMSF trustees to rectify breaches of the SIS Act. The Bill also introduces penalties to deter and penalise persons who promote illegal early release schemes from regulated superannuation funds.
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