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SMSF INSURANCE – PREMIUMS ARE DEDUCTIBLE

The number of SMSFs is increasing with over one million members and 3600 SMSF’s established per month. However, many SMSF members fail to understand the importance of SMSF insurance. The first consideration in starting an SMSF is “is an SMSF right for me?” and if yes, an SMSF is established. Many SMSF investors are quick…

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HOW TO ROLLOVER INTO YOUR SMSF QUICKLY AND EASILY

A key part of the SMSF establishment process is rolling over your superannuation balance from your industry/ retail or employer sponsored fund to your Self Managed Superannuation Fund (“SMSF”). If performed incorrectly, this can become a frustrating and timely process. A similar process is followed by most funds, which will include a rollover form, certified identification and a compliance…

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HOW TO SPOT A SMSF PROPERTY SPRUIKER

  Property Spruikers have been around for a long time, and are more prevalent now more than ever. With the growth of Self Managed Superannuation Funds (“SMSF”), which control over one third of Australia’s almost $1.7 trillion Superannuation industry, SMSF Property Spruikers now have a new focus – mum and dad SMSF Investors. The rise…

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2014/2015 SMSF STRATEGY: CONTRIBUTION CAPS

The key to utilising an effective SMSF strategy is understanding the tax benefits of SMSF. From investing in shares to borrowing to invest in property, utilising an SMSF can be a key vehicle to securing your retirement nest egg. A key strategy is SMSF contributions including type of contributions and the tax advantages including tax…

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SMSF PROPERTY: REPAIRS V IMPROVEMENTS

  Many SMSF members are thinking about setting up an SMSF to purchase SMSF Property. Once we let them know that you cannot purchase a beach house and live in it during the holidays, the discussion points to how to borrow to invest in SMSF Property and how to structure the SMSF Property in accordance…

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SMSF MEMBERS ARE YOUNGER AND INVESTING OVERSEAS

What is a ‘New Boomer?” it can be safely substituted for the description of the young or X generation aged under 35. SMSFs reached a major milestone with one million members recently representing approximately $530 billion of investments. The dynamic of SMSF members has changed significantly compared to just last year, according to an analysis…

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End of Financial Year SMSF Strategies

  Self managed superannuation funds (“SMSF’s) are about strategy, and your strategy needs to be compliant with Superannuation Law. A sound SMSF strategy will ensure you achieve the maximum tax benefits for your fund and will improve your retirement balance in the long run. We have identified key strategies and compliance considerations for your in…

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ONE MILLION AUSTRALIAN NOW IN CONTROL THROUGH SMSFS

  The power of SMSFs was confirmed by March 2014 ATO data stating that Australia has notched up its one-millionth (“SMSF”) member. No longer can SMSF’s be considered a ‘fad’, it is most definitely real and its here to stay. There are now 1,006,970 members in SMSFs with assets of $558 billion. There has been…

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ATO Announces changes ahead

ATO ANNOUNCES NEW PENALTIES FOR SMSF’s

From 1 July 2013, where SMSF contraventions or non-compliance issues occur, the ATO has implemented a new Penalty Regime for SMSFs. In 2013 and previous years, the ATO had limited powers in dealing with a contravention including: SMSF is non-compliant Enforceable undertaking based on the contravention Apply for a civil (or criminal) penalty to be…

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INVESTING OVERSEAS (USA) PROPERTY USING MY SMSF

Many self-managed superannuation fund (“SMSF”) investors are interested in smsf investing in overseas property and request information on purchasing a property in the United States (“US”) through their SMSF. This has been a popular strategy in the last 5 years with the global financial crisis and defaults on mortgages in the US resulting in ‘cheap as chips’…

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