All self-managed superannuation funds (SMSFs) must have a trust deed, a document which sets out the governing rules of that particular SMSF. Trust deeds can vary from document to document, and can also be amended over time, so it is vital that you understand and abide by the rules governing your SMSF.
In addition to the trust deed, SMSFs are subject to the provision of the Superannuation Industry (Supervision) Act 1993, which imposes legal obligations on how SMSFs must be operated. These laws and regulations may, in certain circumstances, take precedence over your trust deed, so a sound understanding of the rules is a prerequisite for any SMSF trustee.
In this section you’ll learn how to comply with obligations such as:
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