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ATO cracks down on late lodgers

Contribution doubling strategy

Because concessional contributions to superannuation allow you to claim a tax deduction against personal income,…

Review of SMSF advice rules needed

The tightening up of regulations covering financial advice has made it hard for trustees of…

Superannuation life insurance reforms get the go-ahead

The Government has implemented all of its Putting Members’ Interest First superannuation reforms designed to protect members with low balances or inactive accounts. The Treasury Laws Amendment (Putting Members’ Interests First) Bill was passed in the Parliament, with amendments, requiring…

Will disputes a waste of time and money

Three recent cases involving disputed wills, shed light on the rights of adult children in making claims on the estate of a deceased parent. Their claims have not gone well. Joshua Piercy received no provision from the estate of his…

Short-stay rental rules spelled out

New rules governing the short-stay rental market in New South Wales will apply differently to “hosted” rentals and “non-hosted” rentals. The New South Wales Government has issued a discussion paper outlining a draft planning policy, a code of conduct and…

The investment case for Domino’s

Domino’s Pizza Enterprises has disappointed investors over the past couple of years, after its long stellar run came to an end. One fund manager had recently added it to its portfolio. Domino’s was a market darling, much loved by fund…

Look to the bush for booming rental yields

Residential property investors seeking high rental yields should consider seeking out rural areas instead of capital cities, a leading property analyst says. CoreLogic’s latest Top Rental Performers Report reveals the top performing suburbs over the 12 months to the end…

Insurance bonds back on the menu

Insurance bonds are enjoying a revival, as high-income earners who are limited to putting $25,000 of concessional contributions into super each year, look for tax-effective alternatives. Generation Development Group reports that its Generation Life business sold $224 million of investment…

ATO cracks down on late lodgers

The Australian Taxation Office has sent out of reminder to SMSF trustees that new rules apply to late lodgment of annual returns next month. From October 1, if an SMSF is more than two weeks overdue on any annual return…