Tax After Death

Tax After Death?

Intrinsically linked with tax, superannuation is a minefield of concerns for many of us. One such concern is whether super gets taxed after a death. When a person’s super is paid after their death it’s called a ‘death benefit’. Death benefits can be paid to a dependant only after the owner of the super dies.…

Pre mixed investment options

Pre-mixed investment options

Super funds make investments depending on the different levels of risk chosen. There are 5 types of pre-set investment options which you can choose for your superfund. Remember that if you want more control and flexibility, opting for a SMSF option might be ideal for you. Growth 85% shares or property and 15% fixed interest…

What is the transfer balance cap

What is the transfer balance cap?

The transfer cap refers to the amount of money that can be transferred from your superannuation account to your tax-free ‘retirement phase’ account. At the moment, the transfer balance cap is $1.6 million and all individuals have a personal transfer balance cap of $1.6 million. Exceeding the personal transfer balance cap means that you have…

SMSF Pensions

SMSF Pensions

SMSF funds can provide pension or lump sum benefits during retirement. Retirement is a condition of super release if you have reached your preservation age. Depending on your date of birth, your preservation age will be between 55 and 60. The benefits from your super are tax-free once you are over the age of 60.…