In Australia, employers must contribute 9.5% of an employee’s wage into the employee’s chosen superannuation fund. For example, someone earning a wage of $100,000 a year will see a $9,500 contributions made to his or her superannuation fund over 12 months. Unlike the top dollars of that person’s … [Read more...] about What is salary sacrifice and what does it mean for SMSF loans
8 years ago, we saw the need in a growing market for lending experts who specialise in SMSF. Our team now combines years of experience through every aspect of self-managed super funds. Together, we organise more limited recourse borrowing arrangements (LRBA or SMSF loans) in a week than most other brokers or bank branches in a year. Here we share some of our insights as well as SMSF news with you.
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There’s a growing number of people taking advantage of their Self-Managed Superannuation Funds. Recently, the Australian Taxation Office released statistics on SMSFs derived from annual data for 2016, which also included the type of investments the trustees chose as well as the amount of SMSF money … [Read more...] about Setting Up Your Retirement Through an SMSF Loan
Property affordability is high on the political agenda nowadays and by the sound of things, Mr Shorten is not going to let facts get in the way of a bit of useless class warfare for as long as he’s seen by his base as hurting the “wealthy”. Unless of course he’s trying to please some influential … [Read more...] about Why proposed SMSF lending changes are misplaced
SMSF Liquidity requirements are a relatively new feature of most SMSF loans that can reduce your SMSF's borrowing capacity. To understand how liquidity requirements work - and how you can reduce the impact on your borrowing capacity - we'll start by defining just what 'liquidity' means. In terms of … [Read more...] about SMSF Liquidity Requirements (and how to reduce their impact on borrowing capacity)
The simple answer is yes, SMSFs are allowed to invest in all manners of collectibles including but not limited to cars and other motor vehicles. The list would also include things like jewelry, art, stamps, wine and more… The main challenge with these investments is to ensure that the SMSF owning … [Read more...] about Can my SMSF purchase a collectable car?
Today we look at how your SMSF structure works once you’re ready to make an investment property purchase using a an SMSF Loan given to your fund. Generally speaking, your fund can borrow up to 80% of the value of a residential property. Super contributions and investment property rental income flow … [Read more...] about Adding a property to your SMSF with an SMSF Loan
Today we’re going to look at the structure that’s required for a self managed super fund to invest in property. We’ll look at the entities required - including the SMSF itself. More often than not, if you’re setting up an SMSF to invest in property, you’ll want to leverage - that is you’ll want to … [Read more...] about Structuring Your SMSF to Borrow and Invest in Property
We are not going a week without getting a distressed call from someone who has purchased an apartment with their SMSF only to find out that getting finance for it is extremely difficult and I thought it might help to discuss some of the things to look out for for trustees considering this kind of … [Read more...] about Why you should think twice before buying an (off the plan) apartment in your SMSF
In Part 1 of this article on the ATO's Audit focus on SMSFs with LRBAs that don't meet their Guideline for non-arms length dealing, we looked at the ATO's position and why it's important that your LRBA meets their requirements (this applies to SMSFs with 'non-bank' limited recourse borrowing … [Read more...] about ATO Auditing of SMSFs’ Limited Recourse Borrowing Arrangements – Part 2
Earlier this year the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) published a new Guideline for ensuring that non-bank limited recourse borrowing arrangements (LRBAs) meet the ATOs requirements for arms length dealing. The ATO has also warned that from the 1st of July 2016, they will be auditing … [Read more...] about Limited Recourse Borrowing Arrangements and ATO Auditing – Part 1