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Trap for SMSF borrowings — chattels, goods, LRBAs and SMSFR 2012/1!

A regulated super fund trustee can borrow, but only subject to very prescriptive rules. One such rule is that each ‘single’ asset must be purchased with a separate limited recourse borrowing arrangement. (See, among other things, SMSFR 2012/1.) Accordingly, if a super fund trustee wants to borrow to buy two assets, this might well be [read more]

International issues facing SMSFs today

International issues facing SMSFs today

This article outlines some of the key international issues facing SMSFs today and addresses the practical skills necessary to ensure that these matters are handled effectively. SMSF residency SMSFs are generally not appropriate for people who spend extended time overseas. Such funds can easily lose their complying status and suffer significant tax penalties. Residency requirements [read more]

SMSF derivatives

How can SMSFs invest in derivatives?

A question that is periodically posed to advisers is the ability of SMSF trustees to invest using derivatives. There is some uncertainty as to the answer. This article seeks to provide guidance. Need for a derivatives risk statement Firstly, there is a misconception that should be addressed — the misconception that all SMSF trustees holding [read more]

SMSF Trustee Disqualification

SMSF trustees — disqualified due to dishonest conduct

Many do not realise the extent of the disqualified person provisions in the Superannuation Industry (Supervision) Act 1993 (Cth) (‘SISA’). This can result in a person inadvertently acting as trustees of self managed superannuation funds (‘SMSF’) while disqualified. Doing so exposes these trustees to significant penalties. We explore some of the nuances of the disqualified [read more]