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Work test exemption for low balance SMSF members
22 Jan, 2019

From 1 July 2019, SMSF members aged 65 to 74 with total superannuation balances below $300,000 can make voluntary contributions to their SMSFs in the first year after they stop working. This means that SMSF members would be able to make voluntary contributions  for 12 months from the end of the fi..Read More

Market value of assets
22 Jan, 2019

Reg 8.02B of SISR (Superannuation Industry Supervision Regulations 1994) requires all the assets held in the SMSFs must be valued at market value in the Statement of Financial Position. If there is no sufficient evidence about the material assets, SMSF auditors must qualify both financial and compli..Read More

Can private company shares owned by a SMSF be sold to the SMSF members?
18 Jan, 2019

  The shares in unlisted companies owned by SMSFs can be transferred or sold to their members. However, the main issue here is the valuation of these share when they are sold to the SMSF members. The SMSF trustees need to make sure the disposal of these shares is in an arm’s length transac..Read More

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 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 co..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

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