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SMSF Audit Fees: how much does an SMSF audit cost?

And why cheap SMSF audits may not be good value Your SMSF audit fees pay for an independent, expert opinion on the state of your superannuation investments. In fact, a detailed audit is essential to the viability of your super fund, because the ATO is cracking down on funds that contravene the legislation. For the […]

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Accountants… It may be time to invoice your SMSF.

Legislation has recently passed to strengthen the non-arm’s length income (NALI) provisions contained in section 295 of the ITAA97. Non-arms length income derived by a SMSF can be taxed at the highest marginal rate rather than the 15% concessional rate. Starting from the 2018/19 year, the provisions will also apply where a SMSF deals with […]

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The ATO is cracking down on SMSF investment strategies

How compliant are your clients? At the heart of your client’s SMSF is their investment strategy. It’s why they wanted to manage their own super. They believed they could do a better job. At the heart of superannuation is the ability for Australians to provide for a happy retirement. To have financial independence and enjoy […]

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What an SMSF audit is not

Are your clients getting value from their SMSF audit? There has been a lot of noise in the industry about new technology and low-cost SMSF audits. It’s possible that your clients are questioning the cost of their SMSF audit and asking about cheaper options. To help you explain the difference between low-cost and high-quality audits, […]

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Snapshot of the 2018 Federal Budget’s proposed change to a three-year SMSF audit cycle.

Three-year SMSF audit cycle proposal raises questions

Will the changes be in trustees’ best interests? It’s there in black and white in the 2018 Federal Budget: “The Government will change the annual audit requirement to a three-yearly requirement for self-managed superannuation funds with a history of good record keeping and compliance.” However, the predicted benefits to trustees of having a three-year SMSF […]

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To be, or not to be. Actually, when to TBAR. That is the question.

Alas, after navigating through the June 2017 reforms; transfer balance caps, CGT relief, new contribution caps and total superannuation balances, it is time to take arms against a new sea of troubles… What is a TBAR and why is it needed? “Though this be madness, yet there is method in it” As we are all […]

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