SMSF Association

Australia’s peak industry body and foremost authority on self-managed superannuation.

Budget 2016: Experts welcome super shake-up

04.05.2016

The 2016 budget includes the biggest shake-up to Australia's superannuation system in years, designed to benefit lower income earners. New rules for the annual contribution cap mean people returning to work after time away can put more into their superannuation than the current $25,000 limit.

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Federal Budget Report 2016-17

04.05.2016

Last night, the Government delivered the 2016-17 Federal Budget, its last before a looming double dissolution election. Superannuation was a key focus of the Budget with the Government’s superannuation package being the most significant changes to superannuation since Peter Costello’s Simpler Super package was announced in the 2006-07 Budget, netting it approximately $2.9 billion over the forward estimate period.

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Super changes cause for concern for SMSFs

03.05.2016

The Federal Government’s decision to reduce the concessional contribution cap down to $25,000 is a backward step that will severely reduce the ability of people to save adequately for retirement. SMSF Association CEO/Managing Director Andrea Slattery says this decision, when coupled with other flawed measures in the Budget, will send shock waves through an SMSF sector that was hoping the broad parameters of the system had been settled.

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Member Categories

The SMSF Association now offers four levels of membership designed to cater for individuals at different stages of their career in the complex area of SMSF advice. The levels of membership offer differentiated access to the range of member benefits offered by the Associaton.

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Member Benefits

SMSF professionals join the SMSF Association because they want access to the latest knowledge about their profession, are looking to grow their business, are seeking recognition as specialists in the SMSF field and want to have a voice in their industry at regulatory and government level.

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Start enjoying the benefits of SMSF Association Membership immediately, Sign up online now and join the growing number of SMSF professionals committing to best practice in the vibrant self-managed super fund sector.

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SMSF Specialist Advisor Accreditation

The SMSF Specialist Advisor program is for SMSF professionals seeking recognition for their SMSF specific skills and knowledge as well as knowledge of the SIS, Tax and Corporations Law.


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SMSF Specialist Auditor Accreditation

The SMSF Specialist Auditor accreditation is specifically for audit professionals seeking recognition for their specialist skills and knowledge required through statutory obligations, Auditing & Assurance Standards and AUASB Guidance Statements.


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SMSF Practitioner Accreditation

The SMSF Association has launched a SMSF Practitioner (SSPTM) accreditation program designed to independently validate foundation SMSF knowledge and practical skills.

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2016 SMSF Association National Conference

The 2016 SMSF National Conference is the biggest SMSF event on the map. Boasting 38 sessions, over 50 speakers, the world's largest SMSF exhibition and countless networking opportunites available. Early bird special pricing available until November 27.

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CPD Hub

The SMSF Association is committed to fostering and enhancing integrity and professionalism in the SMSF sector, and encouraging SMSF practitioners to achieve excellence in their education, knowledge and skills. Our CPD Hub is an easy to use tool designed to help SMSF professionals find the right activities to maximise their CPD opportunities.

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CPD Compass

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is an important and necessary part of your self-managed super fund career. How do you ensure you are choosing the right CPD activities for your professional growth? The SMSF Associations' CPD Compass is here to point you in the right direction.

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It's about time we introduced ourselves

The SMSF Association was established over 12 years ago. We exists to continually improve the quality of advisors, the knowledge of trustees and the credibility and health of a vibrant SMSF sector. Learn more about us.

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Find a Specialist

SMSF Association Specialists are professionals who've gone through a rigorous and independent SMSF accreditation program. This accreditation not only tests SMSF legislation and regulatory knowledge, but also assesses business and ethical practices to ensure 'best practice' standards. You can find an SMSF Association Specialist near you with our handy online search.

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Download the FREE Trustee White Paper

The SMSF Association has created a free White Paper for SMSF Trustees detailing 'Cash and Aussie shares - are they right for your SMSF' and other myths busted. It is available now as a free download.

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