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SMSF: co-trustee not acting properly? Take action immediately

Superannuation legislation does not deal with the situation of one trustee behaving improperly in relation to their Self Managed Super Fund (SMSF) obligations and the other […][…]


Superannuation: SMSF – LRBAs – Non-arm’s length income

One of the benefits of a Self-Managed Superannuation Fund (SMSF) is the  15% tax rate. However if income is ‘non-arm’s length’, the income will be subject to […][…]


Superannuation: SMSF illegal early access

A recent AAT decision has found that taxpayers who acted on the advice on the agent and entered into a loan arrangement using their SMSF funds had early accessed their benefits and were therefore assessable on those benefits at the time that they were initially released. The arrangement was a sham even though the taxpayers did not have the necessary intent to enter into a sham arrangement. The agent was aware it was a sham and the agent’s intention was the applicable one.[…]

Tax Debt

Taxation problems with the ATO? Good news

Good news for those facing taxation issues with the ATO. Under Commissioner Chris Jordan’s leadership, the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) now prefers a more conciliatory approach […][…]

Tax Audit

Florists – don’t get caught out by the Tax Office

Did you know that the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) uses what is called a “benchmark” when deciding whether or not to audit a business. ATO computers […][…]



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