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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…

The New Criterion

Northern Cobalt’s upcoming IPO will test just how much investors still crave the battery metal. In the meantime, oil and gas explorer Whitebark is determined to prove there’s still a buck to be made out of dirty hydrocarbons. Northern Cobalt…

John Kavanagh Column

Business adviser HLB Mann Judd has compiled some useful equity market data, with a report on Australian IPO activity in the first six months of the year. Of interest to investors is the information about which IPOs were well supported.…

AFIC refreshes its portfolio

Australia’s biggest listed investment company and noted long-term stock holder, Australian Foundation Investment Co, added several new companies to its portfolio during the 2016/17 financial year. Its biggest addition was the finance industry service provider Link Group. AFIC spent $26.8…

Positive returns from ALS forecast to continue

Equity fund manager DNR Capital has highlighted the performance of the testing services provider ALS Ltd in its portfolio over the past year and pointed to further strong performance from the company. ALS’s share price went up 55 per cent…

ATO under fire for adding to SMSF administrative burden

The new superannuation balance cap rules introduced this month have added to funds’ administrative load and now the Australian Taxation Office is adding more, according to an industry body. The Actuaries Institute has raised concerns about the way the Australian…

Q&A 31 July 2017

Q: Do I actually have to downsize if I take advantage of the Government new downsizing initiative? A: No. The new rule, which takes effect from July next year will allow people over age 65 to contribute up to $300,000…

Property fund market back in favour

The listed property fund market is moving back onto analysts’ ‘buy’ lists after a disappointing year in 2016/17. Over the past couple of weeks one analyst has changed its sector rating to ‘outperform’, while another has said conditions are right…