Category Archives: Superannuation General

Basics about Super – How much do you need to retire?

It’s easy to find out – don’t put it off. Be informed and be prepared! How much do you really need? Recent research shows that the annual value of Age Pensions paid to those entitled to maximum benefits, amounts to … Continue reading

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Basics about Super – Super & SMSF for Business Owners

As a Business Owner, if you employ staff, you have a legal obligation to provide Superannuation in most cases. Learn here about Superannuation in Australia, what we all need to retire comfortably, what we need in super to achieve it, … Continue reading

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Masterclass SMSF –What happens to super when you die?

On the death of a person the law is that a member’s benefits must be cashed as soon as practicable. It is called a death benefit payment. Super does NOT form part of a person’s estate. To do so, a … Continue reading

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Masterclass SMSF – What can SMSF invest in?

For the Self-Managed Super Fund (SMSF) Trustee, there are certain rules that must be followed to ensure the SMSF super fund stays compliant regarding what you can invest in. Here they are and the Regulations or rule from the SIS … Continue reading

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CASE STUDY – Sally felt she needed more self-control of her retirement after her husband passed away

After Sally’s husband passed away, and the business clients had been on-sold, she felt she needed more self-control of her retirement, and her plan was to have the ability to manage the super and her assets so she had more … Continue reading

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Masterclass SMSF – SMSF Rollover – Important things to consider

You can accept an SMSF Rollover from your commercial super funds (or other SMSF), but it is important to ensure the details are documented properly. The ATO website gives further guidance, and important things to watch – Receiving a rollover … 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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