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Self Managed Super Fund compliance requirements are extremely stringent, and it is important for trustees to be acutely aware of their responsibilities.

Of course, we’re here to help you out, but you should always aim to have a robust understanding of your SMSF’s reporting requirements.

3 Self Managed Super Fund Compliance Requirements to Know

Withdrawing minimum pension

SMSFs that do not distribute minimum pensions to members who are in pension phase may face hefty tax penalties. If a member of your SMSF has recently reached pension phase or you are at all unsure as to what your minimum pension amount is, please do not hesitate to contact our office.

Depositing contributions

All of the contributions that have been recorded for your SMSF need to be deposited in the SMSF’s bank account by no later than June 30, 2015. This is especially important where members have reported concessional or non-concessional contributions.

Spouse contributions

If you are eligible to split your superannuation contributions, then you may be able to make some savings on your tax bill come June 30. This is especially true where your spouse is a low-income earner. However, even if your spouse is not a low-income earner, there are other advantages to splitting income between accounts, for example, increased income flexibility in retirement.

If you would like to find out more regarding self managed super fund compliance and your obligations, get in touch with a SMSF accountant from Taggart & Partners today.

Updated 18 June 2020