Significant time has passed since the introduction of the transfer balance cap (‘TBC’). During this period, many have become aware of the potential trap caused by the TBC for SMSF members who receive payments above the account-based pension (‘ABP’) minimum annual amount, and have responded by implementing various strategies to avoid this trap. This article shows that timely action can minimise any further opportunity cost resulting from the trap.
One of the major SMSF software firms has developed a new declaration of retirement feature and also announced an integration with a stockbroking platform.
By Joseph Cheung, Lawyer and Daniel Butler, Director, DBA Lawyers
When self managed superannuation funds (‘SMSFs’) borrow to acquire real property, one of the common mistakes is not having the deposit paid from the bank account of the SMSF trustee. This article highlights the importance of the deposit being paid the SMSF’s bank account and identifies some possible rectification options where the deposit was paid by another party.
There is lots of hype at the moment around ASIC corporate compliance software. But many people seem to be forgetting the basics – why am I buying corporate compliance software?
By Christian Pakpahan, Lawyer and Daniel Butler, Director, DBA Lawyers
On 17 July 2018, Treasury released exposure draft legislation which broadly extends the operation of SuperStream to cover self managed superannuation funds (‘SMSFs’). Currently SMSFs only need to be able to receive contributions and rollovers through SuperStream.