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New licensing program launched for accountants

11-Mar-2016 SMSFAdviser, Staff reporter

Kaplan Professional has launched a new licensing program for members of the joint accounting bodies as the accountants’ exemption phase-out deadline fast approaches.


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Bouris tips new advisory event to drive industry change

11-Mar-2016 AccountantsDaily, Staff reporter

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Accountant or tax agent, that is the question

11-Mar-2016 Professional Planner, Max Newnham

The dilemma facing practitioners of the deadline for the accountant’s self-managed super fund (SMSF) advice exemption ceasing on July 1, 2016, is not a new one. A major overhaul of the financial services industry following a financial system inquiry chaired by Stan Wallis in 1996 created a similar dilemma for some accountants

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Accountants need to do their homework as deadline looms

01-Feb-2016 Professional Planner, Simon Hoyle

Accountants have been warned to go into any arrangements with Australian financial services (AFS) licensees with their eyes open to avoid potential problems with future succession or business sale plans.

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No licensing extension: SMSF Association

01-Feb-2016 Self Managed Super,Elise Whittaker

The SMSF Association has warned accountants not to expect an extension to the 1 July deadline for the new licensing rules and has implored them to act now to ensure they will be able to provide SMSF advice legitimately under the new legislative framework.

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Serious concerns follow latest licensing figures update


Concerns are mounting in light of updated figures from ASIC which indicate the number of accountants that have obtained a licence remains limited. The latest figures issued to SMSF Adviser by the regulator indicate ASIC has received 276 applications for limited licences as of 28 January 2016 and approved 88 limited AFSLs.

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