Self Managed Superannuation
What happens to your superannuation when you die?
Superannuation is not like other assets as it is held in trust by the trustee of the superannuation fund. When you die, it does not automatically form part of your estate but instead, is paid to your eligible beneficiaries by the fund trustee according to the rules of fund, superannuation law, and the death nomination you made.... read more
Did your super fund receive a compensation payment?
Is a financial services compensation payment to your superannuation fund a contribution? Of late, there have been several compensation payments made by financial services providers to customers that were inappropriately charged or overcharged for insurance premiums or services they did not receive, etc.... read more
The 1 July 2021 superannuation changes
Changes from 1 July 2021 will impact on how much money you can contribute to superannuation and how much you can have in your retirement phase superannuation account.... read more
Who inherits your super?
There are only certain people who can inherit your super when you die. There are also two different types of nominations you can make. Here’s what you need to know before making your super beneficiary nomination.... read more
Every Three Year SMSF Audits – A Ludicrous About Face
SMSF Auditors now must: be registered with ASIC; be registered with the ATO; have enormous amounts of regular professional updates; and also be audited by their peak professional bodies, such as the Chartered Accountants ANZ and CPA Australia.... read more
Understanding how SMSF contributions work
Contributions can play an essential role in a self-managed superannuation fund (SMSF). Your SMSF contributions can be made in two ways – either by cash or an asset (known in the trade as ‘in specie’ contribution).... read more
What SMSF’s absolutely need to consider prior to 30 June 2017
30 June 2017: The wide-ranging superannuation reforms come into effect on 1 July 2017. With the changes come a series of issues that Trustees need to be across, even if they don’t immediately affect you or your fund:... read more
5 Investment Property Ownership Structures – SMSF
There are 5 major ownership structures in which you can hold investment properties, and each one has its pro’s and con’s. The fifth and final article is on investment property held in SMSF’s, not a structure that is to be taken lightly, but one that can be very advantageous for the right investor.... read more