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In a recent speech, James O’Halloran, Duty Commissioner Superannuation at the ATO, set out the ATO’s current areas of focus for the self managed superannuation fund (SMSF) sector. This includes that the ATO:
The recent decision of Aussiegolfa v FCT is an important decision for considering two aspects of the superannuation laws that are not often considered by the Courts, the in-house asset rules and the sole purpose test. This snippet looks at the former, another snippet looks at the latter.
The recent decision of Aussiegolfa v FCT is an important decision for considering two aspects of the superannuation laws that are not often considered by the Courts, the in-house asset rules and the sole purpose test. This snippet looks at the latter, another snippet looks at the former.
The Australian Securities & Investments Commission (ASIC) has released a media release putting the financial advice sector on notice about ensuring that binding death benefit nominations (BDBNs) are signed and witnessed correctly.
The ATO has announced the extension of the lodgment date for self managed superannuation (SMSF) annual returns for the 2016/17 year to 30 June 2018. Because 30 June 2018 falls on a Saturday, the ATO has confirmed the lodgment can occur on Monday 2 July 2018 without penalties.
The ATO has released a media release confirming its final position on its new event based reporting regime to be known as the transfer balance account report or “TBAR”.
Further to our previous snippets on the ATO’s new transfer balance report (TBAR) regime (see here and here), the ATO has announced that it will consult on two alternative options for the TBAR regime.
As reported in our previous Sladen Snippet, the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) is currently developing a new self managed superannuation fund (SMSF) event based reporting regime to be called the Transfer Balance Account Report or TBAR.
Self managed superannuation funds (SMSFs) are not required to obtain an actuarial certificate if 100% of the SMSF is in “pension phase” for 100% of the year. That is, the SMSF uses the segregated method for the whole year. But what happens for SMSFs that use the segregated method for the 2017 year but, because of the transfer balance cap measure, have to commute back their pensions to $1.6 million by 30 June 2017?
The Treasury Laws Amendment (2017 Measures No. 2) Bill 2017 has been tabled in Parliament. The Bill proposes to make two important changes to transition to retirement income streams (TRISs). Firstly, to allow certain TRISs to qualify for “retirement phase” and, secondly, to ensure TRISs qualify for the cost base reset.