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Insights

News, Views & Articles from the iSuper Team

Jul 4, 2015

 

IT’S THAT TIME OF YEAR AGAIN…HAVE YOU BEEN ASKED SOME OF THESE TAX PLANNING QUESTIONS?​

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Published by: 

Hamish Stuart

Mar 18, 2015​

Published by: 

Hamish Stuart

2015 INTERGENERATIONAL REPORT (AUSTRALIA IN 2055): WAS THERE ANYTHING IN IT FOR YOUR SUPERANNUATION?​

Every five years, the Australian Government releases a report that assesses the sustainability of current Government Policies for the next 40 years.  It considers the changes in population, age profiling, economic growth and public finances.​

 

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May 5, 2015

Published by: 

Hamish Stuart

 

SMSF TRUSTEES – ARE YOU SUPERSTREAM READY?​

What is SuperStream?

 

Under SuperStream, employers must make super contributions on behalf of their employees by submitting data and payments electronically in accordance with the SuperStream standard.  All superannuation funds, including SMSFs, must receive contributions electronically in accordance...

 

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Mar 18, 2015​

Published by: 

John Ziller

ISUPER ALERT: SMSF LODGEMENTS 2015​

SMSF LODGEMENTS 2015

The general lodgement of SMSF’s is coming fast – 8 weeks to go (check with your accountant for the actual date).If you haven’t started the lodgement process, time to get started!

 

If you need any assistance or advice on lodgements, please feel free to contact one of the iSUPER® team.

Feb 18, 2015​

Published by: 

Hamish Stuart

SMSF 101: HOW MUCH OF AN SMSF CAN BE SELF-MANAGED?​

iSUPER®’s SMSF 101 series is designed to cover the basics for those new to SMSFs, currently considering an SMSF or simply looking for an easy reference guide.
Setting up and running an SMSF for the first time can seem like a daunting process if you are unfamiliar with managing financial and legal structures. 

 

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DEC 25, 2014

Published by: 

Hamish Stuart

HAPPY & SAFE HOLIDAYS​

Wishing you and your family a happy and safe holiday.

Hope you enjoy a wonderful break!

The iSUPER® Team

DEC 12, 2014

Published by: 

John Ziller​

PROPERTY, LRBAS & CROSS-INSURANCE IN AN SMSF: YES, NO, MAYBE?​

In an  SMSF, much like anywhere else in life, insurance is a matter for consideration and often necessity. Trustees of Self-managed Super Funds are required by the ATO to consider whether to hold insurance cover for each member of an SMSF.

 

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Nov 21, 2014

Published by: 

John Ziller​

THE 8 KEY QUESTIONS YOU NEED TO ASK ABOUT YOUR SUPERANNUATION!​

1. Do you have lost superannuation?
If you have changed jobs in the last 21 years, there is a good chance you have “lost superannuation”.   These amounts are old superannuation benefits that your employer paid to a fund on your behalf, however, the fund no longer has your current contact details.

 

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Nov 10, 2014

Published by: 

Hamish Stuart

WHY IS INDEPENDENT ADVICE IMPORTANT?​

There has been a lot of media recently discussing the motivation of financial advisors and who they are really working for (you may have read our previous insight – “Have you done enough due diligence on your advisors?”).

 

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Nov 15, 2014

Published by: 

Anthony Maher

iSUPER® Insights: Is there a gender gap emerging in superannuation?​

It has been well documented that there is currently a pay inequity between men and women.  Australian Bureau of Statistics data for May 2014 suggests that the average full-time ordinary earnings for women is around $15,000p.a. less than for men.  A flow-on effect of this, that is easily overlooked,..

 

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OCT 2, 2014

Published by: 

Hamish Stuart

Is your Superannuation getting value from its fees?​

n a number of our earlier insights we have posed the question “are you getting value for the fees you pay?” Why do we continue to focus on value…more often than not, we see new clients having no idea of the actual fees they are paying.  In many cases these clients are paying 1% of their fund’s..

 

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SEP 23, 2014

Published by: 

John Ziller

Stay Compliant – Upcoming October Lodgement Deadlines for SMSFs.​

Did you know your SMSF could have a 31 October lodgement deadline? 

If you have lodged your SMSF’s Tax Return directly with the ATO, rather than through a registered tax agent, your lodgement deadline will generally be 31 October each year.  However if you lodge through a registered tax agent,..

 

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SEP 5, 2014

Published by: 

Anthony Maher

Superannuation…is the focus on your retirement, or adding profit to the financial institutions?​

Is your Superannuation Fund really acting in your best interests?  A recent article “Super funds aren’t working”, published in the Sydney Morning Herald (27 August 2014), suggests this may not be the case.

The article cites research by Rice Warner, a leading actuarial and...

 

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