2022-23 October Federal Budget Update – Certainty on SMSF Policy Positions

As expected the October 2022-23 Federal Budget has focused on families, education, health and aged care, energy and affordable housing. From an SMSF perspective it has been a relatively quiet budget, albeit with some welcome announcements.

The following summary highlights the key changes relevant to the SMSF sector:

  • Three Year SMSF Audits Policy Cancelled
  • Relaxing of SMSF Residency Deferred
  • Penalty Unit Rate Increase
  • Expansion of Downsizer Contributions
  • Incentivising Pensioners to Downsize
  • Lifting the Income Threshold for the Commonwealth Seniors Health Card
  • Tax Practitioners Board (TPB)
  • Modernising Business Registers
  • Managed Investment Schemes
  • Digital Currencies Not Taxed as Foreign Currencies
  • Fighting Online Scams

At the time of publishing, the contents of this resource were accurate and correct.

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