Max Newnham

Max Newnham

Max Newnham

For the record, SMSF laws not as strict as ATO website suggests

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Max Newnham Information provided on the ATO website relating to record keeping contains valuable tips.

Beware the nasty shock of Division 293 superannuation tax

Max Newnham Many so-called wealthy Australians have received a nasty shock from the Tax Office in the mail.

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Time running out for us to decide our financial future

Max Newnham The real intent of legislation introduced into Parliament by the Abbott government recently, allegedly designed to cut red tape and improve the efficiency of the financial system, will only become...

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Industry super funds look shaky on moral high ground

Max Newnham Growth of the SMSF sector is continuing to cause concern for other sectors of the industry.

SMSF trustees paddle up the SuperStream

Max Newnham Trustees of self-managed super funds to receive letter about new reporting obligations.

Retirees

Advice becomes critical for retirees on account-based pensions

Max Newnham Whoever coined the phrase, 'the devil is in the detail', had government policy in mind.

Super

Charterhill collapse a salutory lesson for investors and SMSF trustees

Max Newnham Charterhill was like many other property development businesses, until it collapsed.

Super

Lost funds at risk in the government's great super snatch

Max Newnham Australian governments have always been creative when it comes to raising revenue.

Comment

FOFA pendulum swings back from consumer

Max Newnham Proposed amendments make the priorities of the Abbott government much clearer.

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The year super went from ridiculous to sublime

Max Newnham Actual improvements including removal of tax for low-income earners balanced by some misteps.

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Facts don't support claims made against SMSFs

Max Newnham Despite most attacks being unwarranted, trustees of SMSFs should be aware of simple mistakes.

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Broken promise alters application of Centrelink income test

Max Newnham It has not taken long for the wheels to start falling off the Abbott campaign promise wagon.

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In the season of good cheer, all we want is a fairer tax system

Max Newnham My wish list isn't going to Santa in the North Pole, instead, it's going to Joe Hockey.

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Small business a litmus test for Abbott on tax

Max Newnham Just before the election Joe Hockey issued a press release with the following promise: ''The Coalition is committed to delivering lower, fairer and simpler taxes for Australian families and...

Superannuation

SMSF-bashing begins as financial services inquiry looms

Max Newnham With the race that stops the nation having been run and won there is another race in progress.

Max Newnham

Large v small cap may be better metric than index v active

Max Newnham The idea of reducing investment costs is one of the reasons people set up SMSFs.

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Call to tighten rules on SMSF distracts from the real problem

Max Newnham The increasing popularity and reliance of self-managed super funds is undeniable.

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Company trustee can save angst when it comes to the crunch

Max Newnham Finding an individual to act as trustee, such as a son or daughter, can create problems.

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Time to batten down the hatches

Max Newnham When a study of the facts into property bought through SMSFs is done, a new picture emerges.

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Treasury reform to aid big business by hurting the little guy

Max Newnham Just weeks after the election, it appears the Coalition will be open for big business.