Category: SMSF

When certainty is uncertain – capitalising on the superannuation rules whilst you can

When certainty is uncertain – capitalising on the superannuation rules whilst you can

With the chances of the Federal Election likely to be around the same time as Federal Budget in May 2019, more grey clouds of uncertainty are in the air. So…

Why “simple” superannuation questions don’t always result in simple answers

Why “simple” superannuation questions don’t always result in simple answers

Have you ever asked your SMSF administrator the following “simple” questions expecting a quick and simple answer, only to be told it’s not that straightforward? This is why. How much…

2018 SMSF re-cap – what you should already know

2018 SMSF re-cap – what you should already know

With less than 14 sleeps until Christmas and a few more until another calendar year ticks over, we thought this would be a good time to re-cap a very busy…

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…

Have you considered what you will do if an unexpected event occurs?

Have you considered what you will do if an unexpected event occurs?

Your SMSF is a long-term plan.  Much can happen during this time including illness, incapacity or death of a member. It is best practice to have contingency plans in place…

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…