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SMSF Roundup – Tighter regulation of SMSFs, Defence of ATO’s SMSF supervision
Thursday, 17 April 2014
A clear line in the sand divides the industry bodies that oppose and support the Tax Office’s current regulation of the SMSF sector while ASFA denies SMSFs are pushing residential property prices up.
Investors unable to differentiate personal advice and general, product-driven advice: FPA
Thursday, 17 April 2014
The Financial Planning Association has called for a greater differentiation between general and personal financial advice, in its submission to the Financial System Inquiry.
Research casts sobering outlook for retirement adequacy, particularly for singles
Thursday, 17 April 2014
Single people are more likely to rely heavily on the Age Pension than their paired up counterparts, new research revealed.
Commonwealth Bank calls for upfront financial advice fees to be tax deductible
Wednesday, 16 April 2014
The Commonwealth Bank has renewed calls for upfront financial advice fees to be tax deductible in its submission to the Financial System Inquiry.
Tax Rulings, Determinations and Interpretative Decisions
Tax Office publications released
Thursday, 10 April 2014
Board of Taxation to review tax impediments for small business
Thursday, 10 April 2014
The Government has recently asked the Board of Taxation to conduct a review to identify features in the tax system that are hindering or preventing small businesses from reaching their commercial goals.
Tax Office: eBay transactions to be data matched
Thursday, 10 April 2014
The Tax Office has gazetted a notice announcing that it will request and collect online selling data relating to registrants that sold goods and services of a total value of $10,000 or greater in either or both of the following periods - from 1 July 2011 to 30 June 2012, and from 1 July 2012 to 30 June 2013.
Commonwealth Bank calls for upfront financial advice fees to be tax deductible
Wednesday, 16 April 2014
The Commonwealth Bank has renewed calls for upfront financial advice fees to be tax deductible in its submission to the Financial System Inquiry.
Market Watch – Retailers to shut if wages rise, Tax Office contacts overdue businesses
Thursday, 10 April 2014
A minimum wage hike could force many retailers to close shop, the Tax Office is on the lookout for overdue annual reports, and the Senate has blocked the MRRT repeal, among other things in this week’s roundup.
SMEs reveal their policy wishlists as business satisfaction rose in March
Thursday, 10 April 2014
Small businesses want red tape abolished and tax incentives to be retained, but they also want government-funded training on how to use the internet and government contracts being assigned to them.
Australia found to be below global average in attracting foreign direct investment: UHY
Thursday, 10 April 2014
Countries such as Singapore, Peru and Israel trumped Australia when it came to attracting foreign direct investment (FDI) as a percentage of their GDP, according to a UHY Haines Norton study.
SMSF Roundup – Tighter regulation of SMSFs, Defence of ATO’s SMSF supervision
Thursday, 17 April 2014
A clear line in the sand divides the industry bodies that oppose and support the Tax Office’s current regulation of the SMSF sector while ASFA denies SMSFs are pushing residential property prices up.
Investors unable to differentiate personal advice and general, product-driven advice: FPA
Thursday, 17 April 2014
The Financial Planning Association has called for a greater differentiation between general and personal financial advice, in its submission to the Financial System Inquiry.
Research casts sobering outlook for retirement adequacy, particularly for singles
Thursday, 17 April 2014
Single people are more likely to rely heavily on the Age Pension than their paired up counterparts, new research revealed.
Commonwealth Bank calls for upfront financial advice fees to be tax deductible
Wednesday, 16 April 2014
The Commonwealth Bank has renewed calls for upfront financial advice fees to be tax deductible in its submission to the Financial System Inquiry.