Mr Taxman
Change the way you feel about taxes.
Get informed and discover what the taxman doesn't want you to know.
Sharing it with Australia, Mr Taxman is a regular Woman’s Day columist and TV finance commentator
  • click to visit Mr Taxman on Twitter
  • click to visit Mr Taxman on FaceBook
  • rss

Superannuation CGT & auditor bills passed

Dec 03, 2012

On 22 November 2012, Superannuation Laws Amendment (Capital Gains Tax Relief and Other Efficiency Measures) Bill 2012 and the Superannuation Auditor Registration Imposition Bill 2012 were passed by the Senate without amendment.

Superannuation Laws Amendment (Capital Gains Tax Relief and Other Efficiency Measures) Bill 2012 amends: 

  • the ITAA 1997 and Tax Laws Amendment (2009 Measures No 6) Act 2010 to reinstate the temporary loss relief for merging superannuation funds with certain modifications;
  • the Superannuation Industry (Supervision) Act 1993 and Taxation Administration Act 1953 to introduce a
    registration regime for auditors of self-managed superannuation funds;
  • the Taxation Administration Act 1953 to expand the information required to be reported by superannuation providers to the Commissioner of Taxation;
  • the Superannuation Industry (Supervision) Act 1993 and Retirement Savings Accounts Act 1997 to facilitate
    the electronic transmission of payments and associated information between certain funds, schemes and providers by providing for a register to be kept by the Commissioner of Taxation; and
  • five Acts to make technical amendments in relation to eligible superannuation entities.

Superannuation Auditor Registration Imposition Bill 2012 imposes fees on certain matters to recover the costs of establishing the self-managed superannuation fund auditor registration regime.

The Bills now await Royal Assent.

In media release No 2012/080, issued 22 November 2012, the Minister for Financial Services and Superannuation and
Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations, Bill Shorten, commented on the passage of the bills.

Tags: Chartered AccountantGSTPensionsSMSFSuper

Author: Mr Taxman

Comments

Post a New Comment

Media Availability

Are you interested in booking Mr Taxman for a speaking engagement or requesting his viewpoints for an article?

comments-rhsLatest Comments

  • "Santander financial services is a successful finance brokerage, offering specially designed finance packages to clients worldwide, contact us via email: santander4service@aol.com to submit your..."

    By: Santander financial services at Apr 06, 2020 5:53PM

    Post: Claiming car expenses

  • "A really interesting question Mel. Whilst negative gearing of a rental property is great for the higher earning spouse as there is a nice tax deduction which comes back to them, it comes to bite..."

    By: Mr Taxman at Mar 04, 2020 9:36PM

    Post: Marriage

  • "Your refund is your asset. It would be up to the courts to determine if you have to share your assets when you settle your split."

    By: Mr Taxman at Mar 04, 2020 9:28PM

    Post: Marriage

  • "Sorry to hear Emma. Generally speaking when it comes to completing your income tax return and including spouse details, a spouse includes another person who: * you were in a relationship with that..."

    By: Mr Taxman at Mar 04, 2020 9:22PM

    Post: Marriage

  • "Admittedly not too much depreciation with a 2011 car but there will still be a few $$$ there still. My motto is that you would pick up $20 if it was on the ground so why not claim it in your tax..."

    By: Mr Taxman at Mar 04, 2020 8:59PM

    Post: Claiming car expenses