Latest News and Updates

The world is ever changing. It is important for investors to keep up to date with the latest information, regulatory changes and market updates to keep informed. The more informed you are, the better equipped you are to make decisions. 

Recent News Updates Include:

 

Australian Share Market Update

Austrlalian share market update 5th February 2016

 

Real Wealth launches Real Wealth Protect

A dedicated team of insurance experts. You insure your car, your house, your contents, so why not your life and your income?

Super in 2014 by Australian Tax Reporter

This article provides an update of the latest superannuation developments and what's on the horizon in 2014, including how new contribution rules open up a tax planning strategy for older Australians.

ATO hangs SMSFs out to dry on dividend washing

The ATO has written letters to more than 3,000 taxpayers, including many self managed superannuation funds, warning them to come clean on any "dividend washing" transactions that they may have been involved in, or to suffer the consequences.

Using 0% Interest Loans In Your SMSF

If an SMSF member has funds available outside their SMSF, it is possible to lend that money to their super fund, at a zero (or low) interest rate, under a limited recourse borrowing arrangement (LRBA) but when is it the right strategy? Read more
Real Wealth 0% Interest Picture

 

Real Wealth NRAS Picture

NRAS and your SMSF - Often NOT the best property deal

Another dodgy SMSF property deal has recently been highlighted by ASIC. This time SMSF promoters have advertised a 'tax-free' $100,000 incentive if an SMSF invests in residential properties through the National Rental Affordability Scheme (NRAS). Read More

Maximizing Franking Credits Inside Your SMSF.

It might make SMSF members feel like they are getting 'money for nothing' from the tax office when a tax refund cheque arrives because of franking. The trick is not to over- or under-estimate the importance of franking credits to a fund. Read More

 

 

Can A SMSF Buy A Business?

It is possible for an SMSF to invest in a 'non-conventional' asset, such as a private company or a business. The key is to ensure that the investment is made in accordance with the trust deed and with special attention to the sole purpose test, related party and in-house investment rules. Read More