Category Archives: Masterclass SMSF

Masterclass SMSF – What does an “In Specie” Transfer or Contribution mean?

An “In Specie” transfer or contribution is a way of moving an asset into a Self-Managed Super Fund by ownership without having to actually sell the asset for cash. “In Specie” is a Latin term meaning “in the actual form”. … Continue reading

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Masterclass SMSF – What you can and can’t do when borrowing in SMSF (LRBA)

Bryan Ashenden at Money Mangement writes about the can’s and cant’s of borrowing in SMSF- One of the investment opportunities available to self-managed superannuation fund (SMSF) trustees is the ability to purchase an asset using borrowed funds. From the original Instalment … Continue reading

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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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