How Much Does it Cost to Wind Up a SMSF?

Once a fund has been wound up, it cannot be reactivated. It’s also important to follow critical steps in this checklist and the ATO’s winding up an SMSF Form. Your SMSF wind up checklist As stated by the ATO, the following tasks are required when winding up an SMSF: complete any requirements that the trust […]

July 28: TBAR Lodgment Due

The quarterly transfer balance account report (TBAR) for self-managed super funds (SMSFs) is due on 28 July 2021. You are required to lodge the TBAR on behalf of clients by this date if: a transfer balance account (TBA) event occurred in your client’s SMSF between 1 April and 30 June 2021, and any member of the SMSF has […]

What Auditors Want – Hear it Directly from an Auditor

Every year we get asked by advisers why our auditors ask for so much documentation relating to investment decisions or certain transactions within SMSF’s.   As we prepare to enter a new financial year, we thought that it would be timely to understand some of the main issues our auditors look for when reviewing SMSF […]

ATO Lodgment To-Do’s for June 2021

Well! Almost the end of another financial year. Don’t miss these items and deadlines for you and your clients. 5 June Lodge tax return for all entities with a lodgment due date of 15 May 2021 if the tax return is not required earlier and both of the following criteria are met:   non-taxable or a credit […]

2020/2021 EOFY Considerations for You & Your Clients

As another financial year draws to a close, it’s a good time for you and your clients to perform a little “financial housekeeping”. Here are a few important considerations that may prompt your clients, depending on their personal circumstances. Naturally, Superannuation is an important consideration at this time of year for many individuals. So, let’s […]

Caution needed on contribution reserving strategy when managing the TSB

I was at the First Tech Roadshow last week where the topic of the Contribution Reserving Strategy stimulated some interesting discussion! Here’s a recent article on the matter from Tony Zhang at SMSF Adviser.  SMSFs thinking about implementing the unique contribution reserving strategy this financial year will need to be aware of possible unallocated contribution […]

The Best Investment Anyone Can Make: 3 High-Yielding Investments In Yourself

An investment in yourself is one that will make massive positive returns for you, your family and your business. Whether it’s investing time in learning a new skill, or putting money to hiring a coach, it’s important to re-think the practice of investing in yourself in terms of returns and how it will help you […]

ATO Updates for June

5 June Lodge tax return for all entities with a lodgment due date of 15 May 2021 if the tax return is not required earlier and both of the following criteria are met:   non-taxable or a credit assessment in latest year lodged non-taxable or receiving a credit assessment in the current year. Note: This includes companies and […]

ATO Updates for May

15 May Lodge 2020 tax returns for all entities that did not have to lodge earlier (including all remaining consolidated groups), and are not eligible for the 5 June concession. Due date for companies and super funds to pay if required. Note: Individuals and trusts in this category pay as advised on their notice of assessment. 28 May […]

What COVID-19 Has Taught Us About the Offshoring Model

Facing rapid market change and regulatory conditions, Aussie financial services firms are partnering with third-party firms more than ever before. Most often, this is an economic decision to remove tedious low-value work from teams who can focus on high-yielding activities, by re-allocating the services to regions with lower pay. Meanwhile, some firms opt to enhance […]