The do’s and don’ts of the Downsizer Contribution

The do’s and don’ts of the Downsizer Contribution

The downsizer contribution allows individuals, who may be prevented from making superannuation contributions due to their age, work status, contributions caps or their total superannuation balance, the ability to make superannuation contributions using some of the...
Accessing super on compassionate grounds

Accessing super on compassionate grounds

Access to superannuation prior to retirement may be allowed in circumstances where an individual is considered to be in severe financial hardship or there are strong compassionate grounds for early release. In order to access superannuation through severe financial...
Can superannuation funds invest in Gold?

Can superannuation funds invest in Gold?

Investing in gold I am often asked by self managed superannuation fund (SMSF) members if their superannuation fund can invest in gold? When an SMSF member is considering investing in gold or other precious metals, they need to consider whether the investment could...
How to complete member information in the 2018 SMSF annual return?

How to complete member information in the 2018 SMSF annual return?

The Australian Tax Office (ATO) has made a number of changes to the Self-managed superannuation fund annual return 2018 (NAT 71226-06.2018) to facilitate the superannuation reform changes that came into effect on 1 July 2017. Some of the main changes are highlighted...