Although the start to 2021 has been a little shaky, hopefully this year will be different to the last 12 months. If you haven’t already, take a look at six key ways in which you can reformat some areas of your financial services firm up to make 2021 your best year yet.
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 […]
What’s the Purpose of an SMSF Investment Strategy? An investment strategy for your self-managed super fund (SMSF) is a legal requirement, designed to assist Trustees when making investment decisions for the Fund. The SMSF Investment Strategy must be clearly articulated – the ATO recommends it is written down – to keep members aligned with the […]
The ATO published a list of the most common mistakes made in the accounting process of SMSFs around the country last year. A few of the top five mistakes relate to the SMSF Annual Return (SAR) which is required to be lodged for some SMSFs next month. With recent growth of 15% in SMSF’s for […]
Trustee Reporting Obligations for April: Transfer Balance Account Report (TBAR) For some SMSF’s, the Transfer Balance Account Report (TBAR) is due on April 28. It’s important to note additional considerations ahead of the indexation of the transfer balance cap later in the year. You’re required to lodge a TBAR for SMSF clients where: A transfer […]
In preparation for a tougher clamp down on SMSF Audit Independence Standards as of July 1, many accounting firms face a predicament. Under the updated code, those firms that offer both non assurance and SMSF audit services to their SMSF clients to decide to offer one, or the other. The independence standard also affects those […]
Looking to Build your Value and Extend your Reach? Stop Networking, Look to Your Community, Instead.
Networking! Remember that, when you’d work a room or meet new people face to face at trade shows? It’s a necessary evil for most business owners, account managers, service providers… As things increasingly open up across the country, making it easier to meet groups of new people, I feel it’s time for me to share this […]
21 April Today’s the deadline for lodge and payment of Quarter 3, 2020–21 PAYG instalment activity statement for head companies of consolidated groups. Lodge and pay March 2021 monthly business activity statement. 28 April Lodge and pay quarter 3, 2020–21 activity statement by this date if you’re electing to receive and lodge by paper and not an active STP […]
21 March It’s the deadline for lodge and payment of February 2021 monthly business activity statements. 31 March Today’s the date you’re to have lodged the tax return for companies and super funds with total income of more than $2 million in the latest year lodged (excluding large/medium taxpayers), unless the return was due earlier. Payment […]