Category: SMSF

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Super reforms explained

If you are waiting for the superannuation reforms announced in the Budget to pass Parliament before working out what they mean to you, you might miss out on any opportunities available.

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What postcode loses the most super?

There is over $11.7 billion in lost super sitting with the Australian Tax Office (ATO) and Mackay in QLD is responsible for $49,256,340.55 of it.

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Thinking about SMSF?

Self-managed super fund (SMSF) has the words "self managed" in it but you don’t have to do it all yourself and if you are busy it is usually counter productive and just plain bad strategy to do it alone. A recent Investment Trends report suggests around 40 per cent of SMSF owners seek advice from a financial adviser and close to 100 per cent use an accountant or specialist administrator to assist with the compliance obligations such as tax returns, minutes, member statements, managing contributions and pensions.

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Growing Businesses – increase your super and save tax

Retirement and superannuation are always a topic of conversation for our small business clients. Paris Financial are pro-active in our approach with our small business owners and through discussion and planning we can advise our clients on how they can utilise the small business “retirement exemption” to make up to $500,000 in additional superannuation contributions and also save on tax.

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SMSF Critical Amounts, Changes & Dates

Reducing your tax exposure, maximising the opportunities available to you, and reducing your risk of an audit by the regulators is in your best interests. With the end of the financial year fast approaching, this update will help you do exactly that:

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The Power of Franking Credits in Super

How good are Franking Credits in a Super Fund? Surely Franking Credits in Pensions are NOT fully refundable?

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Deadline looms for collectibles and SMSFs

Self-managed super fund members have until 1 July 2016 to ensure any collectible or personal use assets held in the fund meet new rules that come into force on that date.

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Why you must review your Death Benefit Nomination to protect your superannuation

Do you have a binding Death Benefit Notification (DBN) for distributing your superannuation benefits when you die? Here's what could happen if you don't.

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SMSF Borrowing – Good News!

The government's response to the Financial System Inquiry (‘FSI’) was released today. It is good news for SMSF Borrowing!The full text of the government’s response is available at the Treasury website.

Why the Concern?
The final FSI report — released in December 2014 — recommended that the government remove the exception to the general prohibition on direct borrowing for SMSF's. More specifically, it stated that the Government should…..

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Buying a Property in an SMSF – is it the right strategy for you?

Australians have a love affair with property with many of us owning an investment property in addition to our primary home of residence.  This love affair has continued in recent years with a number of Australians setting up a self managed superannuation fund (SMSF) in order to invest in property.

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