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Self-Managed Superannuation Service Providers in Australia. WE do not provide Financial Advice or any other service that requires a legally authorized provider. However, where such advice or service is required we have our ‘Connect Assist’, a SuperBenefit resource we use to connect clients to a Licensed Advisor or other legally authorised service provider. SuperBenefit provides a wholistic SMSF assistance, education and administration service continuum - 1. “assistance” is help of whatsoever nature where our overall SMSF experience and knowledge enables us to provide assistance/help without any legal (or “license”) limitations. 2. “education” involves providing knowledge through teaching, coaching and mentoring about all matters SMSF, including (but not limited to) investment issues such as equities and property, 3. “administration” encompasses all admin aspects of legally required SMSF trustee and member record keeping including (but not limited to) audit and ATO matters. In keeping with our key point that SuperBenefit does not provide Financial Advice, where issues arise from 1, 2, and/or 3 above Indicate a need for a legally authorized provider (such as a Financial Adviser) and the client does not have their own service provider, the client can utilize SuperBenefit’s ‘Connect Assist’ … SuperBenefit, in itself, does not provide Financial Advice, but it does provide the wherewithal for great SMSF service. Call us 0407 361 596, no obligation FREE Connection call to see how we can help you!

MASTERCLASS Investment – Financial Health Part 1 – How to determine a healthy company to invest your SMSF money

Whether for your SMSF investments or not, investors want to know how to determine a healthy company, that is, the financial health, as it helps investors (either those buying shares in listed and other companies, or business owners in their … Continue reading

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Masterclass SMSF – Are SMSF setup costs deductible according to the ATO? What expenses are claimable?

One important consideration we are asked concerning self-managed super funds (SMSF) is “are the set-up costs such as the Trust Deed, tax deductible for the SMSF?” In taxation ruling TR 93/17 the ATO gives a number of explicit examples of … Continue reading

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NEWS – Caution sounded on proposed early release of super for crime victims, as well as hardship cases

The government has been told to tread carefully with its plans for allowing victims of crime to access perpetrators’ superannuation as compensation, as the proposals could have unintended consequences, one lawyer has warned. Speaking to SMSF Adviser’s sister title, Nest … Continue reading

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MASTERCLASS Investment – What is ROE – Return on Equity – and what is good return on equity?

An important and often-used ratio that investors like to look at is the Return on Equity (ROE) of a company especially when compared to it’s industry average. What is return on equity? From the Balance Sheet, we have learned that … Continue reading

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Basics about Super – Retirement – What is a “comfortable” retirement?

How much do you really need for a comfortable retirement? What is a comfortable amount for a “comfortable retirement”? Recent research shows that the annual value of Age Pensions paid to those entitled to maximum benefits, only amounts to just … Continue reading

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MASTERCLASS SMSF – Franked income Australia and how it works in Super to advantage!

Franked income, such as franked dividends and in some cases trust distributions, can offer significant advantages when managing your self-managed super fund (SMSF)s tax liability in Australia.  It is another example of the benefit of taking control of your super … Continue reading

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CASE STUDY – Brian the engineer who wanted to invest super in property later

Brian and his wife  had investment property experience, but wanted to invest their super in property, when they had enough. (There are 5 easy steps to planning anything – start where you are at, decide what lifestyle you want to … Continue reading

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