Category: SMSF

Franking credits and your SMSF – what is the Labor party proposing?

Franking credits and your SMSF – what is the Labor party proposing?

You may have noticed significant media coverage recently regarding the Australian Labor Party’s (“ALP”) proposed policy to stop SMSFs from receiving tax refunds for the franking credits they receive in…

Can my SMSF purchase a residential property from my brother?

Can my SMSF purchase a residential property from my brother?

Buying residential property is not just about finding the right property even though this is often the most time-consuming part. Don’t fall into the trap of purchasing from a related…

Can I buy cryptocurrencies in my self-managed super fund?

Can I buy cryptocurrencies in my self-managed super fund?

Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies have been around for many years but in recent months they’ve been a major focus as their daily values go up and down more often than…

Simple super now super complicated

Simple super now super complicated

It has been 10 years since the Simple Super Reforms were brought in on 1 July 2007. A decade later the “Simplified Superannuation” system has become a labyrinth of legislation….

When can I access my Super?

When can I access my Super?

SMSFs have strict rules on when super monies can be withdrawn from the fund, most commonly when a member satisfies a form of retirement and/or reaches a certain age. Your…

Look Before You Leap — Super Changes from 1 July 2017

Look Before You Leap — Super Changes from 1 July 2017

As we’re about to welcome in the 2017/18 financial year and many of the new super reforms, here is summary of what lies ahead: Notify your employer to reduce salary…

Are you ready for the 1 July 2017 super changes?  Part 4: I want to trigger my 3 year bring forward NCC cap – how much can I contribute?

Are you ready for the 1 July 2017 super changes? Part 4: I want to trigger my 3 year bring forward NCC cap – how much can I contribute?

As part of the superannuation reforms announced in last year’s Federal Budget, both concessional and non-concessional contributions caps will be reduced significantly from 1 July 2017. In this month’s article,…

SMSF Properties – what can and cannot be done to it?

SMSF Properties – what can and cannot be done to it?

Borrowing by a self- managed superannuation fund (“SMSF”) to purchase property, whether it be residential or commercial, is not a new investment strategy however care needs to be taken when…

Are you ready for the 1 July 2017 superannuation changes?

Are you ready for the 1 July 2017 superannuation changes?

Last month saw the changes to superannuation in the May 2016 Federal Budget passed and receiving Royal Assent. They are now law. A summary of the final superannuation reforms is as…

Superannuation Changes from 1 July 2017 – the law has passed!

Superannuation Changes from 1 July 2017 – the law has passed!

The 2016 Federal Budget’s superannuation reforms were legislated last week, so the haze of uncertainty surrounding these new changes has lifted. Among these new laws is the provision of Capital…