Financial services professionals rely on Aaron for expertise on SMSF and the growth of the sector. Aaron’s insights into technical issues and the SMSF industry means he is regularly asked to participate in government and regulatory reviews, including the Super System Review and the Reinventing the ATO program. Aaron is a Certified Practising Accountant (CPA) and SMSF Specialist Advisor (SSA), having worked within the SMSF sector for more than 20 years. He is the CEO & Co-founder of Smarter SMSF (formerly The SMSF Academy). Aaron is a family man who loves his sport, in particular AFL football (Essendon) and athletics, where he was previously a nationally ranked high jumper having jumped a personal best of 2.14m.

LRBAs given a green light… for now

  It was a recommendation from the Financial Systems Inquiry (FSI) to ban the use of limited recourse borrowing arrangements (LRBA) within superannuation that put the operation of section 67A in the firing line as a strategy for SMSFs.  With an overheating housing market, problems with property spruikers and ‘one-stop’ shops promoting the use of…

Where to from here? Legislation in limbo at the end of 2018

With Parliament now having risen for the Christmas/New Year break, there remains a whole raft of Bills that are yet to pass both houses that play a significant role across superannuation and SMSF reforms. The table below outlines a range of announcements and measures that remain unresolved at the end of 2018.   Matter Status…