Purchasing SMSF Property
SMSF Property Benefits
Some of the benefits of including this aspect within your self-managed super fund are;
- Tax savings – If you buy a SMSF property and hold it until after you retire and your super goes into the pension phase, you pay no tax on either capital gains if you sell or the rent if you continue to hold your investment. Before retirement, capital gains and rent earned by your SMSF are taxed at only 15%. If you hold the property for more than a year, this drops to 10 percent on capital gains.
- Control – direct control of your super investments and a real understanding of where your money is invested.
- Diversification in your SMSF portfolio.
- Commercial property can be leased to trustees and related parties at market value rent.
Some of the disadvantages of having property within your self-managed super fund are;
- Residential property cannot have trustees or the related parties of the trustees live in the property even if they pay market rent.
- You cannot make improvements to the structure while it is still under a loan.
- There are higher fees involved in purchasing this type with a SMSF borrowing arrangement.
- Non-compliance with regulatory restrictions imposed on SMSF buildings can lead to penalties and other serious legal consequences.
If you have any questions, please contact SuperHelp on 1300 736 453.
This information should not be considered personal financial advice as it is intended to provide general advice only. The article has been prepared by Superhelp Australia Pty Ltd without taking into account your personal objectives, financial situations or needs.
The information contained in the article may not be appropriate to your individual needs therefore you should seek personal financial advice before making any financial or investment decisions.
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Book your free consultation with me to find out if SMSF is right for you. If you have any other questions, we are happy to help!
Why is SMSF Set up free at SuperHelp?
SuperHelp have been servicing the SMSF market for over 15 years. We pride ourselves in being able to provide an affordable SMSF service without compromising on quality. One of these services are to provide new members with setting up their SMSF for free when they use our award winning service.
Do I need to use a specific bank, broker or provider?
Unlike other SMSF administrators and accountants we do not restrict you to what bank, broker or service provider you use. We are independent and do not take any commissions from other parties so that our clients can invest their super where they please.
How long has SuperHelp been around for?
SuperHelp have been around since 2002 - so over 15 years! While new SMSF administrators have come and gone, we are still around!
I'm not sure if I want to start an SMSF, what should I do?
Starting an SMSF should not be taken lightly, we encourage you to book a free SMSF consultation with one of our expert staff to find out if SMSF is right for you. You can book a suitable time here or feel free to give us a call on 1300 756 453 during business hours.
How much is your ongoing annual administration fees?
Our first year introductory offer for new SMSF or transferred SMSF are $899 + GST regardless of asset types. Subsequent years are dependent on the number of assets and asset types you have - please use our calculator to estimate your fee. You will find that our fees are very reasonable to the quality provided within the SMSF market.
Do you have an SMSF newsletter that I can sign up to?
Yes! We send out a quarterly SMSF newsletter to all of our clients and anyone interested in SMSF. You can sign up here :
Do you offer any other SMSF services?
Yes we do! You can see a full list of SMSF services on our services page.
SuperHelp is located in Macquarie Park, NSW however we work with clients all around Australia.