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How to Set Up a Self-Managed Superannuation Fund (SMSF)

April 11th, 2024

Once set up properly, a Self-Managed Superannuation Fund (SMSF) offers Australians a unique opportunity to have more direct control over their retirement investments, leading to tailored investment strategies with a view to enjoying potentially higher returns. However, this control comes with the responsibility of navigating complex regulatory landscapes and making informed decisions that affect theread more

What is a Self-Managed Superannuation Fund (SMSF)?

March 21st, 2024

A Self-Managed Superannuation Fund (SMSF) offers Australians a unique way to save for retirement, in a landscape typically dominated by what are known as “retail funds”. Unlike those traditional super funds, SMSFs offer the ability for up to six members to have direct control over their retirement savings, with the flexibility to choose where theirread more

Self-Managed Superannuation Fund (SMSF) Loans – A Quick Guide

March 1st, 2024

SMSF Loans - have you ever thought about setting up a Self-Managed Superannuation Fund (SMSF) to secure a loan? Maybe you have a SMSF in place and want to know what your options are. In either case, read on! In this article, we’ll be looking at how to make an informed decision about the appropriatenessread more

Using a Self-Managed Super Fund to Buy Property

February 5th, 2024

You may be aware of Australians using their Self-Managed Super Fund (SMSF) to purchase property - something that has gained popularity over the years. When structured correctly, and undertaken in the right circumstances, it can be tax-effective, allow you to invest in both residential and commercial properties, and utilise your superannuation before you retire. However,read more

McKinley Plowman Federal Budget Update 2020/21

October 7th, 2020

Welcome to the 2020/21 McKinley Plowman Federal Budget Update! In a year filled with uncertainty, turmoil, crisis, and economic downturn, the Morrison Government’s Budget was always poised to be one filled with recovery measures to get the Australian economy back on track – looking at both the short- and long-term. While the majority of theread more

COVID-19 and Your Super

August 27th, 2020

The impact of COVID-19 has been vast and complex – and super, particularly Self-Managed Superannuation, is no exception. As the government continues to bring in and tweak economic stimulus measures to help people and businesses keep their heads above water, some changes have been made to SMSFs and what funds are allowed to do duringread more

Superannuation Guarantee Amnesty – Deadline Coming Soon!

August 25th, 2020

Given everything that’s happened in 2020, you’ll be forgiven for forgetting a couple of things here and there.  One thing you won’t want to miss, especially if you have outstanding Superannuation Guarantee (SG) obligations, is the ATO’s Amnesty, which ends on the 7th September 2020. Superannuation Guarantee Amnesty: The Details The SG Amnesty has featuredread more

The Return of the Superannuation Guarantee (SG) Amnesty

March 26th, 2020

As we’ve outlined in a previous article, the government’s Superannuation Guarantee (SG) Amnesty was initially introduced in 2018.  The SG amnesty has now been resurrected, and employers are once again being afforded the opportunity to rectify SG issues. So - what should you do if you think you have outstanding contributions owing? The SG Amnestyread more

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