Set out below are all SuperGuide articles that relate to SMSF compliance.
Although it’s legal to have more than one SMSF, there are important pros and cons you need to consider before taking the plunge.
SMSF members will be able to exit old-style pensions for new if this Budget measure comes to pass.
Proposed changes in the 2021 Budget will level the playing field for SMSFs with members who move overseas.
Breaking the rules regarding In-house assets can be costly, so it pays SMSF trustees to understand what they are and how to avoid costly penalties.
Dana Fleming, Assistant Commissioner of the SMSF Segment at the ATO, provides useful insights for SMSF trustees about current issues such as the early release of super process, providing rental concessions for tenants and the change to the minimum pension drawdown rates.
SMSF trustees are legally obliged to ensure their fund’s compliance with superannuation legislation in Australia. The ATO imposes a range of penalties for non-compliance, depending on the seriousness of the breach.
Working with the ATO might be the best course of action if your SMSF receives a breach notice.
There are a number of ways of legally accessing super early via an SMSF. These strategies are useful in times of economic disruption such as the current disruption relating to the coronavirus pandemic.
SMSF trustees have a lot of laws they need to be aware of if they don’t want to cop a thousand-dollar fine. Here, we go over the main Acts that mention superannuation and SMSFs.
Trustees who conduct services for their fund for free could find the income of their SMSFs is taxed at a much higher rate under proposed changes to the interpretation of NALE.
The concept of ‘arm’s length’ is familiar to businesses the world over. To ensure business transactions are conducted at commercial market values buyers and sellers must act independently, without colluding and without one party influencing the other. So how does this concept apply to your SMSF?
It’s a rare person who enjoys paperwork. But for trustees of a self-managed super fund, it’s a necessary evil. Find out what penalties apply if your fund isn’t set up and managed to comply with superannuation and taxation legislation.
While many SMSF trustees turn to their accountant for assistance, they can only provide advice on some SMSF-related matters. To help SMSF trustees navigate this tricky area we’ve compiled a checklist to help you work out if your accountant is the right person to ask for help.
All super funds (including SMSFs) must satisfy the sole purpose test to be eligible to receive the tax concessions available under Australian superannuation legislation. We take a look at how the sole purpose test is administered and how you can ensure your SMSF meets the requirements.
Australia’s ipso facto laws have changed. This has relevance for self-managed super fund (SMSF) trustees. In simple terms, the ipso facto provisions relate to what happens when one of the parties that are signatory to a contract goes into administration or similar.