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What happens if an individual breaches their transfer balance cap?
23 May, 2018

If an individual has a retirement phase account balance in excess of the $1.6 million cap they will need to: – remove any amount over $1.6 million, plus excess transfer balance earnings, from retirement phase; and – pay excess transfer balance tax. If an individual exceeds the cap because..Read More

Event Based Reporting
23 May, 2018

Self-managed super funds (SMSFs) have new reporting obligations. This is due to the introduction of the new transfer balance cap and total superannuation balance measures. What is The Transfer Balance Account Report (TBAR) The Transfer Balance Account Report (TBAR) is a separate reporting fo..Read More

Understanding ‘Transfer Balance Cap’ and ‘Total Superannuation Balance’
23 May, 2018

The ‘transfer balance cap’ is a limit on the total amount of superannuation that can be transferred into the ‘retirement phase’ over the course of an individual’s lifetime, the current transfer balance cap is $1.6 million. All of an individual’s retirement phase account balances will b..Read More

Purchase a Property in a SMSF in India
23 May, 2018

In India, it is not possible to register the property in the name of a foreign entity, so you will need to be registering he property in the names of the trustees and you may make a declaration of trust. Do not use the online free sample declaration of trust and the free online copy of sale ..Read More

In-specie Transfer Unlisted Unit Trust or Other Assets Due to Marriage Breakdown
23 May, 2018

In the event of a marriage breakdown, you can transfer the assets to another SMSF without paying any capital gain tax. If the transfer is due to a court order, or formal Superannuation splitting agreement - a CGT roll over relief may be available. (Sec126-140 ITAA97 Family Law Act) To be eligi..Read More

Is the Bare Trust (Custodian) Trustee Company is a Special Purpose Company?
23 May, 2018

As per ASIC, the definition of the special company can be found as below: What is a special purpose company? Definition of special purpose company is under paragraphs (f) of Regulation 3 of the Corporations (Review Fees) Regulations 2003 and it states that ;  the constitution of the comp..Read More

Early Access Due To Financial Hardship
23 May, 2018

You can access your SMSF member balance early if you meet the following conditions due to financial hardship: 1. Must have been receiving Commonwealth government support continuously for at least 26 weeks 2. The money is needed to meet reasonable and immediate family living expenses 3. Obta..Read More

How to Set Up a Self Managed Super Fund
11 May, 2018

Setting up a self managed super fund involves five major steps that are necessary for the entire process. Once these five steps have been accomplished, your self managed super fund will be established and ready to start growing your retirement funds. Step 1 – Establishing the Self Managed Super..Read More

How Much Does It Cost to Set Up a SMSF?
11 May, 2018

Anyone showing interest in setting up a self managed super fund wants to know how much it will cost. There is, in fact, no definitive answer to this, as the actual cost in setting up the trust depends on a number of aspects. There is a lot of information available to give potential members an ide..Read More

What Are the Costs Associated With a SMSF?
11 May, 2018

While saving for your retirement is a good plan, it can be costly. Of all the different options available, self managed super fund offer better transparency and lower costs because you and the other trustees of the fund do all the administrative duties yourselves. A self managed super fund may no..Read More

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