Recession on our mind
When do we know for certain that we are on a path toward recession and that what we are experiencing is not simply a reversion to trend? How can investors prepare?
What it will take to close the super gap between men and women
There’s a lot of talk about in how to close the super gap between men and women, with women often retiring with far less than men.
LRBAs, guarantees in need of review after property market falls
With property markets taking a tumble in recent times, some SMSF clients may need to review the loan arrangements and guarantees they have, particularly where the loan-to-value ratio has significantly dropped, says an industry lawyer.
ATO updates valuation guidelines for pension reporting
The ATO has updated its valuation guidelines in order to clarify when a reasonable estimate can be used for valuing pension assets when reporting to the ATO.
ATO figures show jump in starting balances for SMSFs
The ATO’s statistical overview of SMSFs for the 2016–17 financial year indicates that funds that were established that year had assets of just over $500,000 on average, a substantial increase from the previous year.