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    What can my SMSF invest in?

    Posted September 9, 2016 by North Advisory

    The benefits of having a SMSF is you have the power to make the investment decisions. You have freedom to select investments that you think will benefit the SMSF members.

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    Are you allowed to take your SMSF overseas?

    Posted September 7, 2016 by North Advisory

    There is unprecedented growth in the SMSF sector and the question I sometimes get is whether an existing SMSF can still operate if its trustees and members are overseas.

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    When can I access my super?

    Posted September 6, 2016 by North Advisory

    Super is generally there for your retirement. Once you have met your preservation age and retire you’re able to access your super.

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    Managed portfolios vital for SMSF diversification

    Posted September 5, 2016 by North Advisory

    International managed portfolios are vital for self-managed super funds to diversify their portfolios, according to head of marketing and distribution at HUB24, Wes Gillett.

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    Cabinet makers – ATO benchmarks

    Posted August 26, 2016 by North Advisory

    Continuing our review of ATO benchmarks, we review the performance benchmark rates for businesses in the cabinet makers industry. Businesses in this industry typically manufacture and install cabinets for kitchens, bathrooms, wardrobes and shop fittings.

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    Electrical services – ATO benchmarks

    Posted August 22, 2016 by North Advisory

    Benchmarks are one of the indicators that the ATO uses to identify businesses for review or audit. The ATO releases performance benchmark rates each year for businesses across a number of industries to compare their operations against industry expectations.

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    Airport lounge memberships

    Posted August 4, 2016 by North Advisory

    A recent tax determination has confirmed that the annual membership fee for airport lounges is deductible if the membership holder has an employment relationship with the bill payer.

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    The re-contribution strategy is still attractive

    Posted July 28, 2016 by North Advisory

    On the 3rd May 2016, the federal government announced an immediate cut to the non-concessional contribution limit. The cap is now a lifetime limit of $500k.

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    Superannuation tax lodgement and payment dates

    Posted July 27, 2016 by North Advisory

    The following dates highlight key superannuation related tax lodgement deadlines approaching in the next few months. The list of key dates is not comprehensive and is a guide only. Events or timelines may change. Unless otherwise stated, the due dates provided are for 30 June balancers only.

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    Teachers’ tax deduction guide

    Posted July 18, 2016 by North Advisory

    Continuing our series on tax deductions for employees in specific industries, the following are common deductions for teachers.

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