SMSF costs

Set out below are all SuperGuide articles explaining SMSF costs.

SMSF confidential: the inside story on DIY super funds


Note: The ATO publishes an annual report about SMSFs for each financial year. This article covers the ATO’s 2011-2012 statistical review of SMSFs (released in December 2013). This report also contains data for the 2012-2013 year. The annual report for the 2012-2013 year will be available in early … [Read more...]

SMSF: Annual ATO levy to be cut


Hidden in a raft of 92 outstanding policy items relating to the outcome of unlegislated tax and superannuation measures, some uncharacteristic good news came to light for SMSF trustees. Due to several SMSF-related measures not proceeding under the new government, the government has promised to … [Read more...]

SMSFs: How much money do you need to start one?


In late 2012, the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) asked consultants Rice Warner to examine whether there was a minimum cost-effective fund balance for an SMSF. The final report was released publicly in September 2013, and ASIC has asked for industry feedback on the … [Read more...]

SMSF: How much does a DIY super fund cost? [updated data]


Note: This Q&A includes the latest SMSF cost data released in May 2013 by the ATO, and data released by ASIC in September 2013. The next SMSF cost update will be released by the ATO in April 2014. Q: My wife and I are considering setting up a self-managed super fund to be overseen by a … [Read more...]

ATO levy hike for SMSFs

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For those preparing or lodging the 2012/2013 self-managed super fund tax return you may get a rude shock when you discover the ATO has hit your SMSF with a whopping $321 supervisory levy for the year. You may recall that the ATO levy was supposed to be $191 for the 2012/2013 financial year, so … [Read more...]

SMSF whack! Another 11% increase in ATO supervisory levy

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For the 2011/2012 year, the ATO supervisory levy for self-managed super funds has increased from $180 to $200. The levy hike is an 11% increase from the previous financial year, and a massive 400% increase from the ATO levy that was payable 5 years ago. In the 2012 Federal budget, hidden in the … [Read more...]

Are SMSF audits too expensive?


Note: Every year, the ATO publishes the average audit fees incurred by SMSFs. This Q&A contains data for financial year ending 30 June 2010 (latest available as at May 2012). The next update, for compliance data up to 30 June 2011, will be available in April 2013. Q: SMSF auditors and … [Read more...]