The ATO has released a new service, called SMSF assist, to provide information about SMSFs to trustees.
SMSF Assist Topics:
- thinking about self-managed super
- setting up an SMSF
- administration and reporting
- benefit payments
- wind ups
The SMSF Professionals’ Association of Australia (SPAA) has announced a pilot program of a ‘online technical mentoring program’ for SPAA specialist members.
Once passed the pilot state this new educational program will be available to SPAA members holding either the SMSF Specialist SSA or SSAud designation. However as the service is “over and above the current membership” there will be an additional fee.
According to SPAA the program “will assist in enhancing and raising the standard of professional advice and skills and will give members the opportunity to ask SPAA technical staff for assistance on a range of complex technical issues”.