Self Managed Super Funds
Self Managed Super Funds (SMSF) now control nearly a third of all the money invested by Australian Superfunds (based on September 2013 report issued by APRA)
Self Managed Super Funds are regulated by the Australian Tax Office and are considered a valid and relevant path for you to manage your retirement funds. The main advantage of setting up a SMSF is that once you set one up, you’re in charge!
You make the investment decisions for the fund and you are responsible for complying with the law. There are detailed and strict laws as to what you can and cant do with the fund and list of regulations you need to comply with.
Deciding if a SMSF is a valid option for you depends on your personal situation, the ATO recommend you see a qualified, licensed professional to help you decide. The ATO qualifies that “saving for your retirement” is a right reason for opening and managing a SMSF.
Lynden Group Melbourne can help you set up a SMSF and enable you to meet the ATO requirements as listed here
SMSF popularity and usage as more and more Australians wish to have more control of their retirement investments. There are A LOT of tax benefits and compelling arguments as to why SMSF are beneficial. For example SMSFs are subject to income tax but receive concessional treatment if they are complying funds. A complying SMSF’s taxable income is generally taxed at a rate of 15%, compared with 45% for a non-complying fund.
The ATO has listed all relevant information in the following link Understanding Tax SMSF
Give a call and we will explain you further. Once you decided that SMSF is the right choice for you, we can help you set one up and assist with ensuring it is compliant