ANZIIF announces new President, Deputy President and welcomes new Board members at AGM

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The Australian and New Zealand Institute of Insurance and Finance (ANZIIF) yesterday announced at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) that Allan Reynolds, Executive General Manager – NZ + Direct at Steadfast and Megan Beer, Group Executive, Insurance at AMP will take over the positions of ANZIIF President and Deputy President effective immediately. Allan has held the […]

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New voice for one million SMSF members

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Two associations that speak for Australia’s one million self-managed super fund members are merging to create an even stronger united voice. The Self-managed Independent Superannuation Funds Association (SISFA) is Australia’s original SMSF advocate, established in 1998 to represent the interests of trustees and industry to Government. SISFA’s mission includes the encouragement of high professional standards […]

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Trustees running out of time to be compliant as 30 June deadline looms

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SMSF trustees need to act quickly to ensure their funds comply with the new superannuation rules before they take effect on 1 July 2017. The SMSF Association is urging any trustee who has any questions about how the legislation will impact on their fund to quickly seek specialist advice before the 30 June deadline. Association […]

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Technical Day gives delegates early chance to discuss super changes

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The SMSF Association Technical Day will be one of the first superannuation conference offerings in the post 1 July super landscape, giving members the opportunity to discuss the new measures that took effect on that date and share with fellow professionals what the practical consequences have been for their clients and businesses. SMSF Association Head […]

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Rapidly growing financial software company partners with renowned accounting body

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Financial software company, myprosperity, has strategically partnered with The Institute of Public Accountants (IPA) to assist accountants to better service their clients. The partnership, which joins one of the country’s oldest representative professional bodies with a relatively recent addition to the fintech scene, aims to help accountants implement technology into their practices to make them […]

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ATO decision to extend deadline for SMSF returns gets thumbs up

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The SMSF Association has welcomed the Australian Tax Office’s (ATO) decision to extend the lodgement date for self-managed superannuation fund (SMSF) annual returns for 2015-16 to 30 June 2017. Both the Association and SMSF specialist advisors provided feedback to the ATO about the extra compliance work created by the 1 July 2017 changes, and today […]

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SMSF Association welcomes downsizing initiative to let people top up super

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The Federal Government’s decision to allow people aged 65 and over to downsize their homes and make a non-concessional contribution (NCC) of up to $300,000 to their super fund has been welcomed by the SMSF Association. The NCC will be in addition to existing contribution caps and will be exempt from the existing age test, […]

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Budget highlights need for financial advice

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The Association of Financial Advisers (AFA) welcomes the release of the 2017/18 Federal Budget. In welcoming these initiatives, the AFA believes the complexity to flow from the first home  super saver scheme and the $300k incentive for downsizers to boost retirement savings continues to highlight the need for Australians to seek quality financial advice The […]

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SMSFA urges Govt to use 2017 Budget to give super ‘period of stability’

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The SMSF Association has used its 2017 Budget submission to urge the Federal Government to commit to stability to the superannuation system and resist further changes to the system. Association Head of Policy Jordan George says: “Superannuation funds need a period of stability, not only to ensure that they are able to implement any changes […]

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Critical time for housing measures: PIPA

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With the 2017 Federal Budget looming, the Property Investment Professionals of Australia (PIPA) is urging the government to take a sensible approach to housing affordability policy. As the peak body for the property investment industry, PIPA has long campaigned for greater education around property investment as well as regulation of property investment advice and remains […]

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