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The Federal Budget – Tax Impact

5 April, 2019

The main superannuation and tax measures proposed within the 2019 budget are listed below. It must be noted however that…

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Superannuation Tax Planning Strategies

25 March, 2019

As we approach EOFY, setting up strategies for superannuation tax can be beneficial depending on your circumstances.

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Excess Superannuation Contributions

21 September, 2018

Understand how much you can contribute to your self-managed superannuation fund.

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TBAR Requirements & Deadlines Explained

16 September, 2018

A summary of TBAR events that need to be reported and in what time frame.

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Technology in the SMSF Environment

10 September, 2018

Find out how managing your SMSF with cloud technology means more efficient and effective accounting.

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The Complexity of Government Legislations & Superannuation

1 June, 2018

Continuously altering legislation complicates it and creates uncertainty on how it should be applied.

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High Income Earners, Superannuation & Division 293 Tax

28 May, 2018

Division 293 Tax aims to create fairer tax concessions between high and low income earners on super contributions.

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Superannuation – How much can you contribute in 2018?

21 May, 2018

Before you top up your super, make sure you understand the current rules and applicable contribution caps that apply prior to 30 June 2018.

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New SMSF Reporting Requirements

14 May, 2018

New reporting requirements for SMSFs start from 1 July 2018. Here I go through the details of these reporting changes.

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SMSFs – Impacts from the Federal Budget

13 May, 2018

There are some important reforms proposed by the Federal Government that will have an impact on SMSFs.

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Death, taxes and… ‘unintended consequences’

2 October, 2017

Recent super reforms have lead to an indirect inheritance tax.

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The Importance of Considering Superannuation within Estate Plans

18 September, 2017

In estate plans those in control of super should be consistent in the Will.

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Protecting your Superannuation Benefits for Future Generations

11 September, 2017

A Binding Death Benefit Nomination can provide certainty and protection to super benefits.

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Buying a Commercial Property in a SMSF

26 June, 2017

A common question I get asked is “can I buy a commercial property in my self-managed superannuation fund?” This is…

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Superannuation Reforms – Key Questions To Consider Now

25 May, 2017

The most extensive changes to Australia’s superannuation system in 10 years will come into effect from 1 July 2017. As…

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Changes to Superannuation Contribution Caps

18 May, 2017

The two most common types of superannuation contributions made by members to their superannuation fund are known as concessional and…

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Planning Ahead – Superannuation Contributions Caps

20 February, 2017

It is vital that the upcoming changes to Superannuation contributions caps are understood and considered well in advance of 30 June 2017.

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SMSF Investment Rules – What is Business Real Property?

30 January, 2017

A number of rules apply to limit the nature and type of investment that an SMSF is permitted to make. Business Real Property is one of the rule exceptions.

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Passed Government Super Reforms – What You Need To Know

13 December, 2016

The Government's Superannuation Reforms were passed on 23 November 2016, with changes taking effect from 1 July 2017. Find out what changes will affect you.

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Latest Government Superannuation Amendments

19 September, 2016

Last Thursday, the Government publicised the following proposed amendments to the superannuation changes announced in the 2016-17 Budget. Non Concessional Contributions…

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SMSFs – Corporate vs Individual Trustees

15 August, 2016

Self-Managed Super Funds (SMSFs) give members more control over their superannuation. They can be a great vehicle for building and…

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Advantages and risks of Limited Recourse Borrowing Arrangements

25 July, 2016

Self-Managed Superannuation Fund (SMSF) borrowing arrangements and investment rules and regulations are complex. Before jumping in, BLG Business Advisers recommend…

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Changing financial planning licencing laws

13 June, 2016

The ‘accountants’ exemption’ that currently permits a recognised accountant to recommend the establishment or winding up of a Self Managed Superannuation Fund (SMSF) without being licenced under the AFS licencing regime will be removed from 1 July 2016.

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Super, the Budget and YOU!

6 June, 2016

Understanding the recent federal budget and its potential impact on individual financial affairs is challenging and certainly doesn’t happen overnight.…

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Does the budget affect you?

11 May, 2016

With a double dissolution election on the way, and one of the longest election leads up in Australian history, it’s…

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SuperStream deadline 30 June 2016 – are you compliant

4 May, 2016

With the SuperStream deadline of 30 June 2016 rapidly approaching, ATO Deputy Commissioner James O’Halloran says now is the time…

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