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15 Jun 2022

Your 2021-22 year end SMSF checklist

With the end of this 2021-22 financial year on our doorstep, SMSF trustees and members should take stock of what needs to be done before we move into the 2022-23 income year. Here’s a 10 step checklist to assist with identifying what will need your attention before 30 June 2022.

24 May 2022

Contributions calculator

This calculator will determine a member’s total available concessional and non-concessional caps for a particular income year, taking into account contributions from prior years, the member’s age and total superannuation balance.

2 May 2022

The new contributions rules – acceptance and caps

From 1 July 2022 there are changes to the rules for a superannuation trustee accepting a contribution from or on behalf of a member. There are also changes to the rules for claiming member contributions as an income tax deduction in the member’s income tax return and to the contribution caps. In this article we the changes to the superannuation and income tax law.

29 Mar 2022

Fast Facts

This handy guide presents the key facts and figures that are useful for someone dealing with SMSFs. No need to look it up on the internet, our facts and figures guide has it all in one place. The guide covers tax, tax offsets, superannuation, social security and aged care.

1 Oct 2021

SMSF residency and upcoming changes

This article will look at the current fund residency rules, the consequences of failing those rules and currently proposed changes to relax the residency requirements. 

21 Sep 2021

Are you making a mistake when commencing a pension with specific contributions?

Commencing a pension is one of the most important tasks to running a self-managed super fund (SMSF). An SMSF with a correctly established pension interest may be eligible to claim tax exempt income, a significant tax concession to the fund. However, there are some common mistakes trustees make when commencing a pension using only part of a member's accumulation balance.

15 Sep 2021

Boosting retirement savings through a personal deductible contribution strategy

A tax effective strategy of contributing to superannuation is to make a personal contribution, which is claimed as an income tax deduction. When doing this it is important to ensure that the contributions are indeed deductible so that the full benefits of the strategy can be realised.

13 Aug 2021

The new funds and data flow regime

SuperStream is not a new concept for self managed superannuation funds (SMSFs), however, from 1 October 2021 it will be mandatory for SMSFs to use SuperStream in relation to transfers in and out of the fund. 

20 Jul 2021

Downsizer contributions revisited

Since their introduction on 1 July 2018, there has been clarification from the ATO around certain eligibility rules and in this article, we discuss these recent developments as well as some of the nuances that individuals should be aware of when utilising these rules.

16 Jul 2021

Superannuation opportunities for 2021-2022

The year 2021-22 begins with new and promising super-related opportunities arising primarily from the increase in concessional, non-concessional and general transfer balance caps. This article outlines the advice opportunities arising from these changes and other recently passed superannuation measures.

22 Jun 2021

What to expect on 1 July 2021

Whilst the focus may be on 2020-21 year-end matters for SMSFs, such as contribution being receipted and minimum pension paid by 30 June 2021, there are a number of changes taking place on 1 July 2021. In this article we summarise what is, and also what is not changing.

5 Mar 2021

Contributions caps indexation follows indexation of TBC

The indexation of the general TBC and contribution caps will lead to confusion amongst many. Understanding how the rulesapply is imperative to ensure that they are correctly applied to individual scenarios and circumstances. We will be conducting future webinars on these topics to assist our Accurium TechHub subscribers navigate these changes.