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  1. Director identification number

    Australian company and SMSF directors can now register for the new director ID. A director ID is a unique 15-digit identifier given to a director who has verified their identity with the Australian Business Registry Services and will help to prevent the use of false or fraudulent director identities. Directors will keep the same director ID for life. There is... More Information

  2. Preparing for 30 June

    Preparing for 30 June

    With 30 June only 2 weeks away its time to make sure you have everything in order for the end of the financial year.  Here are our top tips to help: Make sure you have taken your minimum pension for the financial year, we have been busy reviewing all our funds to make sure you know where you're up to... More Information

  3. New ATO Penalties mean more likely cash fines!

    New ATO Penalties mean more likely cash fines!

    Historically, the ATO only had extremely harsh penalties in the form of Trustee Disqualification, or rendering a Fund Non-Compliant and imposing the loss of all tax benefits.  Because the “time” far outweighed most crimes, the ATO rarely took these courses of action. However from 1 July, the ATO will be providing either "education" or “rectification” directions along with fines for... More Information

  4. What Tax Deductions can your SMSF Make?

    Whether or not expenses are deductible is largely about common sense.  If the investment is allowable under the Superannuation Industry Supervision (SIS) Act, or the cost is genuine in running your fund, then chances are, it is a deductible expense.  It’s actually as much about remembering to record such expenses so that you can make the claim. You can get... More Information

  5. Government Postpones SuperStream Rollout

    It's been one of those regulatory requirements that has been a low priority, if even understood by employer groups.  From 1 July this year, large employer groups (defined by having more than 20 employees) were due to start remitting employer superannuation contributions to SMSFs using the Government’s "SuperStream Data and Payment Standard".  It is all part of the Government’s Stronger Super... More Information