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The Government has released a bill that provides a “one off” 12 month amnesty to encourage employers to self-correct historical super guarantee non-compliance.
The Government has released a bill to “add back” limited recourse borrowing arrangement (LRBA) loans in the calculation of a member’s total superannuation balance (TSB).
The Government has released a bill to extend the application of the non-arm’s length income (NALI) rules to income and capital gains gained or produced under arrangements involving non-arm’s length expenditure. The genesis of this measure was non-commercial limited recourse borrowing arrangement (LRBA) loans but the proposed legislation applies to all arrangements where there is non-arm’s length expenditure or costs and also to arrangements where assets are acquired for under market value consideration.
As hoped, the Federal Government’s 2018 Budget did not contain too many changes in relation to superannuation and what changes were announced were generally positive.
The Government has announced a proposal to increase the maximum number of members that a self managed superannuation fund (SMSF) can have from 4 to 6.
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”.