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ATO keeps up the pressure on SMSF compliance

SMSFs not for the faint hearted, ASIC warns

The Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC) has launched a campaign warning future self-managed super…

Take care when adding family members to your SMSF

The decision to include other family members in a self-managed fund is not straightforward, as…

Credit funds are the hot investment product

Demand for ASX-listed credit funds has been strong this year, as investors chase higher yields. The latest fund to come to the market, the KKR Credit Income Fund, increased its issue size from $750 million to $925 million and closed…

Tax debts to be included in credit reports

The Australian Taxation Office can disclose tax debt information to credit reporting agencies, following the passage of a tax bill last week. Under normal circumstances, it is an offence for a taxation officer to disclose protected information that has been…

Rental income falls in the September quarter

House prices have started to rise again but rents have not. Rents fell 0.2 per cent in the capital cities in September – the third consecutive month of falls. According to the latest CoreLogic Quarterly Rental Review, rents were down…

First Home Loan Deposit Scheme is law

The Government’s plan to help first home buyers get into the real estate market, First Home Loan Deposit Scheme, became law last week and will take effect in January next year. The scheme means that first home buyers will only…

The return of value

Fund managers have pointed to a “value bounce” in September, with more value-oriented stocks returning to favour. And they see the trend continuing. Reece Birtles, the chief investment officer of fund manager Martin Currie Australia, says value stocks are more…

Nine rules for investing

The low interest rate environment may have investors on edge but Shane Oliver, AMP Capital’s head of investment strategy and chief economist, has reminded them to avoid distraction and stick to the basics when it comes to investing. Make the…

ATO keeps up the pressure on SMSF compliance

Around 3500 self-managed super fund trustees have been disqualified over the past 20 years by the Australian Taxation Office, which says it is using increasingly sophisticated data and intelligence to monitor compliance. The ATO marked the anniversary of 20 years…