Category Archives: Masterclass SMSF

Masterclass SMSF – Winding up and SMSF – Reasons and what steps are required

Many reasons can lead to a decision to close or wind-up your SMSF – but if a change of trustee is the issue, there may be strategies you can apply to keep the SMSF running, as we wrote HERE. However … Continue reading

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Masterclass SMSF – Insurance in super – What is allowed and what is not – and how you access it

Part of the Trustee compliance responsibilities include consideration of holding insurance in SMSF but need to know what is possible and what is not (section 4.09 (2(e)) Superannuation Industry (Supervision) Regulations 1994). However trustees are not compelled to take it … Continue reading

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Masterclass SMSF – BDBN – Binding Death Benefit Nominations that allow more complex planning

Last month in our previous post talked about the basics of super death benefit nominations, how tax applies and how they work in general and now we look at how they work for complex estate plans. If the self-managed super … Continue reading

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Masterclass SMSF – How super death benefit nominations work and how binding applies

When an SMSF member has died, your super (applies whether in commercial fund or SMSF), is NOT controlled by your WILL. It is controlled by a nomination and the surviving SMSF trustees must comply with the applicable super and tax … Continue reading

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Masterclass SMSF – Acquiring assets from related parties – a possible solution for property?

Property – when the SMSF hasn’t enough to borrow itself – acquiring assets from related parties may be possible using a non-geared related unit trust or company. From August 1999, the only other alternative for your SMSF to invest in … Continue reading

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Masterclass SMSF – Related Party Investment SMSF – or In-House asset SMSF – what is allowed?

The Australian Tax Office (ATO) as regulator of SMSFs, is clear about the investing part of running an SMSF – “You need to manage your fund’s investments in the best interests of fund members and in accordance with the law. … Continue reading

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Masterclass SMSF – How to buy property with super fund – the steps for SMSF Property purchasing

The legislation for Self-Managed Super Fund (SMSF) allows for borrowing to acquire properties when specific criteria are met. There are 2 main ways self managed super funds are buying property: Outright – If there is enough money to cover the … Continue reading

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