Whether it’s for diversifying the investment pool or even for the trustees fearing the next financial ‘doomsday’ event, a common question we get asked at Superfund Partners is “can an SMSF buy gold? And are there any rules we need to be aware of?”.
A question we often get asked is whether children – either minors or adults – should be included in your SMSF. In this article we run through some common situations where it can go horribly wrong, and the few occasions when you may be able to make it work.
In just over four weeks will be in a new financial year. Understanding what you could do before and after 30 June 2014 can provide the icing on the cake for employees, investors and those in small business. Such things as bringing forward tax deductions or delaying the receipt of income within the rules can mean less tax this year.
You may have received a letter from the ATO entitled “Your participation in a franking credits arrangement” and wondering whether it applies to you and whether you need to do anything – such as amend your SMSF annual returns.
This letter has been prompted by the the previous Labor Government’s intention to close a loophole which enable an investor (via the assistance of their broker) to effectively obtain twice the amount of franking credits on the same parcel of shares.
There are a number of reasons why you should make the decision to appoint a special purpose company as a trustee of your SMSF, but what exactly needs to happen?
There are two main areas that need to be addressed as part of the change: