If you are heading overseas for an extended period of time, and have a SMSF, then you need to do some housekeeping before you leave.
The trustee of your SMSF is all-powerful. The trustee decides how much money you can put in the fund, who else can join, how your money is invested, how much gets paid out to you and when, and finally who gets what’s left over when you die. So how do you ensure the trustee of your fund continues to do the right thing when you can no longer be involved? There are a number of strategies you need to have in place
In South Australia stamp duty is not payable on a transfer of real property from a trustee of a trust to a person who already has a defined beneficial interest in the property. For example, a transfer of property from the trustee of a unit trust to the unit holder. But there are a couple of tricks you need to be aware of.
Everyone gets a $1.6 million cap on the assets that can support a tax-free super pension. You and your spouse each get a separate cap. But super pensions that pass to you from your spouse when they die may put you over your cap. This will have adverse tax outcomes. You need to plan for this as part of your estate planning.
If you are about to pay off your limited recourse borrowing loan (or have recently done so), you are probably wondering what to do next. You might want to simplify your super fund investments and wind up the custodian trust. Or you might be planning your next property purchase. In this article, we answer [...]
A Guide to what your SMSF can, and can not, invest in.
A key benefit of having your super in a SMSF is that you can choose who ultimately benefits from particular assets within your fund when you die.
As most people now know, from 1 July 2017 the amount a super fund member can have in a pension account will be capped at $1.6 million. There has been a lot of general commentary on these changes, but little deeper analysis of the details.
What happens to my SMSF if I become a non-resident?
The short answer is, no. There is no law or regulation that has that effect. It may be that the terms of your super fund deed provide for this to occur. However, most super fund deeds that we have come across do not. See Ioppolo v Conti  WASC 389 and Wooster v Morris  [...]
Learn about the key tax and super measures in the recent 2016 Federal Budget
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Sometimes people look to their super fund as a means of funding life insurance for a business buy-sell arrangement. This is possible, but there are some tricks and traps to be aware of...
This briefing note discusses your options for appointing a trustee for your self-managed super fund, and what happens if you lose mental capacity, die, or leave the country.
Super nominations do not need to be as boring (and perhaps as inappropriate) as “I nominate my spouse to receive 100% of my super”. Set out below are 7 ways to get creative – and more effective - with your super nominations.
Download our detailed Seminar Paper and Slides from our June 2012 Seminar "Death & Super"