Starting again with a fresh beginning our couple, Jan and Bill (not real names), each had experience with several property investments, but some had been sold for separation settlements and costs. With a new life together, aged in their early 40’s, they were told by their advisor and their mortgage broker that property inside their own super fund would have more advantages especially with a low tax rate on investment earnings (15%) and potentially the investment will be all tax free and capital gains tax free in the super fund when they reach retirement. The strategy was to become controllers of their super and wealth. The structure was to start a self-managed super fund (SMSF) and pool their 3 corporate super funds all into the SMSF. This meant they had just over $100,000 and they already had their eyes on the investment.
The broker called us and SuperBenefit arranged the paperwork to start the SMSF – the Trust Deed order, the ABN & TFN application, the Bank account form, and the Requests to roll-over. We met and explained the responsibilities and compliance requirements of SMSF, that they will be members and also Trustees of this special purpose Trust (SMSF). We explained that they will sign a Declaration required by the Australian Tax Office (ATO) which states they understand their responsibilities. They were relieved to know that they would not be left with all the work – that was what SuperBenefit would take care of for them! They had support – all compliance is taken care of and monitored by SuperBenefit.
The papers were signed and the SMSF had commenced. Once monies rolled over from the 3 corporate super funds, they were able to confirm the property deal they had found. The first one fell through, the builder had changed the deal – reduced the extras and it did not have the same potential yield in Jan and Bill’s eyes. So they looked for another opportunity. Five months later there it was – the location was ideal – near transport and shops and schools, ideal for rental appeal. They contacted the broker to do the sums – Martin’s expertise with dozens of loans and dealings with over a dozen banks, meant he could do the numbers before applying, The deposit, the amount to borrow and the costs to set up the bare trust (that will own the property until the loan is paid out) and the limited recourse loan would work.
They were excited – they asked SuperBenefit for the SMSF cheque book, a deposit was paid from the SMSF (if you pay a deposit personally, it will be treated as a contribution to the SMSF, so watch the contribution caps) and the papers to apply for the bank loan and structure were completed with help from Martin.
Their strategy to build wealth with property in a low tax environment had begun.
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