Need help with your self-managed superannuation fund? It's important to get the details right. We can help with managing investments, compliance, administration, and reporting. Talk to us to get the most out of your SMSF assets.
Having a self-managed superannuation fund (SMSF) gives you control and flexibility over how you make investments and prepare for retirement.
It’s important to get your deductions and record keeping correct for the SMSF audit process and the tax return, as there are strict laws governing SMSFs.
An SMSF must be set up as a trust and must also have a legal document called a trust deed. A super fund trust is set up for the sole purpose of providing retirement benefits to its beneficiaries. The trust deed governs how the fund is set up and how it will operate and must be used in conjunction with the superannuation laws.
There are many different investment strategies for SMSFs according to the fund’s trust deed and operations.
Common Tax Deductions
Deductible expenses for SMSFs vary according to the nature of investments and the trust deed, however there are some general expenses that apply to most funds.
Expenses must relate to the sole purpose of the super fund being to provide retirement benefits to its members. There may be some items you want to query with us for the audit and tax return to see if they meet the sole purpose test, such as investment training courses, collectibles and artwork, travel expenses or personal computers.
SMSF Annual Return and Records
Once the formal audit of the SMSF has been completed, the annual return must be lodged with the ATO. The annual return is not only a tax return but also reports regulatory information and member contributions. You must keep all records relevant to the annual return.
SMSF management can be time consuming. We can help with researching and managing investments, checking trust deed compliance, setting investment strategies, keeping records and conducting the audit.
Talk to us now and get ahead for your next annual SMSF return.
We are here to help, contact us today:
Brew Accounting Pty Ltd
Phone 0405 027 250 | Web brewaccounting.com.au
Suite 7/104 Crown St, Wollongong NSW 2500
Content originally published by BOMA. We have updated some of this article for our readers