Superannuation

The Australian superannuation system is designed to be universal.

Is the superannuation guarantee a barrier for women, low-income earners and those with multiple jobs?


It is not only longevity risk – fear of outliving money – that is the main driver of retirees not spending.

Why won’t retirees spend their superannuation?


Trustees will still have every year audited, but this would be completed once every three years.

Three-year SMSF audits: how auditors will be affected


Retirement used to mean settling down, but for some it now means jetting off. Illustration: Ellen Porteus

The pros and cons of retiring abroad


Advisers must be aware of their duties and obligations to the trustee, the member and/or the beneficiaries of that BDBN.

Have you been ‘given’ a valid BDBN?


From 1 July 2019, eligibility for the Pension Loan Scheme will be extended to all pension-age retirees.

Federal Budget 2018 – the verdict on super and retirement


In super, size is the new black – and the big are getting bigger.

Struggling super funds pushed to merge


A licensed accountant should keep good records of the discussions they have with clients when providing SMSF services.

ASIC: How to help your clients set up an SMSF


Before you sell your family home, find out what the consequences of downsizing are.

What downsizers need to know about the new super rules


There are red flags that could point to problems with auditor independence

6 warning signs the tax office uses when monitoring SMSF auditors


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