Super strategies for your SMSF
Wednesday 24 January 2024 at 11:00 am AEDT
Are you making the most of having an SMSF? In this webinar we will cover strategies only available to SMSFs, including access to certain investments, effective tax and estate planning, as well as the benefits of investing as a couple or family.
Q. My SMSF is in both pension phase and accumulation phase. I have retired from regular employment, am of pension age and receive a part pension. I did a small amount of part-time work in the 2022-23 tax year and this tax year.
I would expect my SMSF to be entirely in pension phase, is this correct?
A: Whether all of your SMSF is in pension phase is entirely up to you and the actions you choose.
To place the funds you currently have in accumulation into pension phase, you would need to use that money to start a new (second) pension.
Alternatively, you could close your existing pension, combine the funds, and use the total to commence a new pension.
Without action from you, the funds currently in accumulation phase will remain there.
When you do paid work, your employer must make contributions for you. Those contributions must be paid into an accumulation account as further contributions cannot be made to a pension once it has commenced.
Starting and stopping pensions can impact your Centrelink entitlements, depending on your circumstances.
You can learn more in the article below. We also suggest you seek qualified advice about your situation.
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