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Superannuation & SMSFs

This Month

Jack Heath, chief executive of Philanthropy Australia.

Donating from super could raise $22b a year for charities

Making it easier and cheaper to leave super to charity could boost giving by as much as $22 billion a year, the peak philanthropy body has said, as it pushes for reform.

  • Lucy Dean
Your super questions answered.

What retirees can do now that term deposits are generating tax bills

Retirees who find themselves paying more tax on bank deposits because of rising interest rates can move the money into superannuation.

  • John Wasiliev
A crypto asset manager has warned of the “billion dollar ticking time bomb” around SMSF investing in digital assets.

‘Billion dollar ticking bomb’ for SMSFs buying bitcoin

Crypto’s explosion in popularity has seen SMSF investors buy Bitcoin and Ethereum but some exchanges do not give investors formal custody.

  • Mark Di Stefano
The tax does not apply to all earnings on a member’s balance above $3 million; this seems to be a common misconception.

Super to maintain mantle as ‘preferred’ investment vehicle: KPMG

Plans to impose extra tax on super balances over $3 million may not prompt the wholesale revamp of investments that some have suggested, writes Julie Dolan.

  • Julie Dolan
Your super questions answered.

Contributing to super can be wiser than drawing a tax-free pension

Should everybody start drawing a pension from their superannuation as soon as they hit 65 to get the tax benefits? Not necessarily.

  • John Wasiliev



Retirees to feel the sting if same job, same pay hits BHP

The mining giant, a favourite investment of the superannuation sector, warns that the $1.3 billion revenue hit it expects from the reforms will come from its dividend pool.

  • Hannah Wootton and Lucy Dean
After super funds take assets in house, active fund managers are left with the scraps.

What the super fund whisperer told 125 fund managers

Frontier Advisors’ annual managers’ dialogue is a chance to look at what’s hot and what’s not for Australia’s largest asset owners. 

  • James Thomson