Many people believe it is not possible to hold more than $1.6 million in assets supporting pension accounts, but there’s good news for the reader asking this question.
Author Archive | Gordon Mackenzie
A more detailed response to comments on the previous article requesting clarification on the ability to segregate assets in superannuation, especially for SMSFs and members with over $1.6 million.
The added complexity of the new superannuation rules increases the compliance burden for investors and their advisers, and the requirements around the $1.6 million threshold are especially complex.
Cut through all the political speak and hype with this simple checklist of proposed super changes (as they currently stand), but remember – these changes are yet to be legislated.
The accounting profession has been sold a pup by the ASIC licensing rules which allow accountants to advise on SMSFs. It’s a different business model requiring full financial risk and due diligence analysis.
The SMSF market is facing two important changes: AFSL requirements for accountants who advise SMSF clients and the ATO closing a loophole on interest-free loans provided to SMSFs by its members.
In 1999, the ATO assumed regulatory control of SMSFs as they were seen as tax vehicles, not serious retirement funds. In 2015, does the ATO have any role in ensuring that SMSF members have a comfortable retirement?
A question from one of our readers on whether the (delayed) Tax White Paper will result in changes to the dividend imputation and capital gains tax systems.
A perfect tax system would not affect how people save and invest, but in practice, there are many ways that Australia’s tax system influences investor behaviour.
A quick explanation of what’s going on with recent changes around super and tax. Financial planners are already working on ways to minimise the impacts for their clients.