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Heffron's experts provide a regular stream of thoughts, hints, tid-bits and technical articles to the SMSF industry at large. You can find these below.

Resolving the Kitchen Bench Dilemma - why Heffron uses electronic signatures

Like any business that wants to thrive and remain relevant to its clients, Heffron is always looking for ways to improve how we do our work.

Naturally we look for ways to get more efficient (clients love things to be done more quickly or at a lower cost) but we also have to calibrate that against the fact that most changes we make affect two very different client groups – the trustees of the SMSFs we look after and the advisers who referred them to us and who manage the delivery of our service to their client. 

That can be tricky – what’s great for the adviser may not be great for the trustee, and vice versa.

So we started using an electronic signing platform (Docusign) with some trepidation.

BGL Simple Fund 360 Actuarial Certificate integration now live

Accountants who use BGL Simple Fund 360 for their SMSF clients can now request actuarial certificates from Heffron with no re-keying, no hassle and an immediate certificate where the fund passes all our automated checks and balances.  We have also taken this opportnity to review the way we bundle our services to construct a range of special offers for BGL 360 users to celebrate our integration.

CGT Relief help

If there is one aspect of the 2017 superannuation reforms that has caused many practitioners some challenges it is the special relief provided on capital gains tax for those affected by the changes to pensions.  We have recently introduced a service specifically to help deal with these rules.