New ‘Bring Forward’ rules in a nutshell

New ‘Bring Forward’ rules in a nutshell

With effect from 1 July 2020, if you are under 67 years of age at any time in a financial year, you may be able to make a non-concessional contribution up to three times the annual non-concessional contribution cap in that financial year depending on your Total...
Can an SMSF borrow money to pay superannuation benefits?

Can an SMSF borrow money to pay superannuation benefits?

Trustees of a Self-Managed Superannuation Fund (SMSF) are prohibited from borrowing or maintaining an existing borrowing of money under subsection 67(1) of Superannuation Industry (Supervision) Act 1993 (SISA) except in very limited circumstances as listed under...
Excess superannuation contributions

Excess superannuation contributions

There is no restriction on the amount of money that can be contributed into a self managed superannuation fund (SMSF).  However, superannuation contributions above certain contributions caps do not receive concessional tax treatment.  The two main types of...
Accessing super on compassionate grounds

Accessing super on compassionate grounds

Access to superannuation prior to retirement may be allowed in circumstances where an individual is considered to be in severe financial hardship or there are strong compassionate grounds for early release. In order to access superannuation through severe financial...