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Please carefully read the declaration below in order to proceed to the next stage of setting up your DIY superfund:

We are a firm of accountants and not financial advisers. DIY Super Fund as per corporations law is a financial product, we do not provide any financial product advice or recommend that a DIY Super Fund is suitable to you.

We are tax agents and DIY Specialist accountants and ASIC approved Self Managed Super Fund auditors, we are not licensed to provide any personal financial advice. We follow the best interests of our clients under ASIC's Regulatory Guide 175.214 and taxation is only one of the matters that must be considered when making a decision to set up a Self Managed Super Fund.

We can provide advice and factual information about DIY Super Fund under SIS Act & Income tax act on

  • investment restrictions
  • in-house assets
  • Superannuation Guarantee Contributions
  • collectables and personal use, etc.

 

We may at times give some broad asset class advice and provide some general advice (without any remuneration) which is not intended to influence you in making a decision in relation to a particular financial product or an interest in a particular financial product. This advice should not be construed as particular financial product advice or personal advice, this advice may be given under exemptions contained in Corporate Regulation 7.1.33G.

We can provide advice relating to tax implications of investing in various Asset Classes, such as cash Vs shares Vs property Vs superannuation. Cash flow benefits of a various types of pensions, but we cannot advice that you dispose an existing super account to start any such income stream. We can advice on the tax benefits of using the various small business CGT concessions in so far as they relate to making contributions to super and taxation consequences of participating in a share buyback with a high franked dividend etc.

We can provide advice relating to tax implications of investing in various Asset Classes, such as cash Vs shares Vs property Vs superannuation. Cash flow benefits of a various types of pensions, but we cannot advice that you dispose an existing super account to start any such income stream. We can advice on the tax benefits of using the various small business CGT concessions in so far as they relate to making contributions to super and taxation consequences of participating in a share buyback with a high franked dividend etc.

We may identify your generic insurance needs, for example, insuring your DIY Super Fund property or life of members or generic financial products or classes of financial product that will mitigate any risk.

On your instructions, we can assist you in ordering a Trust Deed and apply for registration of your DIY Super Fund with the ATO or help you, once you have decided to transfer, any transfer any asset, rollover to your DIY Super Fund simply as an administrative task.

If we refer you to any financial planner or advisor and that planner pays us a share of for any financial advice given or commission received for investment in any financial product, we will advice you in writing before we refer you of our arrangement with the financial advisor.

 

Declaration

I agree that no principal or any staff member of SMSF Financial Services Pty Ltd trading as "discountsmsfadmin.com.au" has

  • provided any financial product advice or recommended or made a statement of opinion with the intention of influencing me or done any act which can be regarded as intending to have such an influence for me to set up a self managed superannuation fund.
  • provided any financial advice unless in any of the circumstances mentioned in Section 766 A (2) (b) of the corporations Act 2001 which sets out the circumstances in which our principals or staff members are taken to provide a financial service as an "Eligible Service" defined in Corporations Regulations 7.1.29. These circumstances are that we provide a financial advices (eligible service) in the course of conducting what we are allowed to do (exempt service) and it is reasonably necessary to provide financial advice and this advice is provided as an integral part of our normal accounting functions.
  • provided any financial service as described in Section 766 B to E of the Corporations Act 2001 and I have enough opportunities in detail these sections of the Act.
  • provided any specific advice on any asset risk policy or specific insurance for any of the asset of the fund or life insurance policy or the value of insurance required for any member of the self managed super fund.
  • provided any advice regarding transfer of any asset or rollover of any existing superannuation interests in the DIY Super Fund or what asset or how much money should be contributed to the DIY Super Fund or any investment strategy of your DIY Super Fund.
  • provided any advice on who should be members and trustees of the DIY Super Fund and who should be beneficiaries of any death benefit of any member of the DIY Super Fund.
  • provided any financial advice on any financial product other than taxation implications of any financial product. Including establishment, operation structuring or valuation of superannuation fund except for advice that is given for the sole purpose, and only to the extent reasonably necessary for the purpose, of ensuring compliance by you with the SIS Act (other than paragraph 52(2)(f)), the SIS Regulations (other than regulation 4.09).
  • provided any advice
    • relating to the acquisition or disposal by your superannuation fund of any specific financial products or classes of financial products; and
    • a recommendation that you acquire or dispose any superannuation product; and
    • a recommendation in relation to a person's existing holding in a superannuation product to modify an investment strategy or a contribution level.
  • provided any comparison that your existing superannuation interest with DIY Super Fund or any other superannuation product or any investment with another in your DIY Super Fund.
  • provided any retirement planning or estate planning advice either within or outside of superannuation space or within the ambit of DIY Super Fund.

 

I have taken advice from a financial advisor who holds an Australian Financial Services License (AFSL) and / or conducted my own research in making a decision to set up a Self Managed Superannuation Fund

I understand that once I set up my own Self Managed Superannuation Fund, I as trustee will be responsible for my superannuation fund and I have read all my administrative functions and duties as a trustee and all investment restrictions as detailed in the ATO trustee declaration form.

By clicking the button below "I ACCEPT, SETUP SMSF NOW" and providing my personal information of all members of the proposed DIY Super Fund on the online form, I am instructing SMSF Financial Services Pty Ltd and their principals and staff to provide administrative task of establishing an Self Managed Superannuation Fund as defined in 17A of SIS Act for me.

ATO Self Managed Super Fund Trustee Declaration

I understand that as a director of the corporate trustee of (name of the fund)

  • I am responsible for ensuring that the fund complies with the Superannuation Industry (Supervision) Act 1993 (SISA) and other relevant legislation. The commissioner of taxation (the commissioner) has the authority and responsibility for administering the legislation and enforcing the fund’s compliance with the law.
  • I must keep myself informed of changes to the legislation relevant to the operation of my fund and ensure the trust deed is kept up to date in accordance with the law and the needs of the members.
  • If I do not comply with the legislation, the Commissioner may take the following actions:
    • impose administrative penalties on me
    • enter into agreements with me to rectify any contraventions of the legislation
    • disqualify me from being a trustee or director of a corporate trustee of any superannuation fund in the future
    • remove the fund’s complying status, which may result in significant adverse tax consequences for the fund
    • prosecute me under the law, which may result in fines or imprisonment.

Sole Purpose

I understand it is my responsibility to ensure the fund is only maintained for the purpose of providing benefits to the members upon their retirement (or attainment of a certain age) or their beneficiaries if a member dies. I understand that I should regularly evaluate whether the fund continues to be the appropriate vehicle to meet this purpose.

Trustee Duties

I understand that by law I must at all times:

  • act honestly in all matters concerning the fund
  • exercise skill, care and diligence in managing the fund
  • act in the best interests of all the members of the fund
  • ensure that members only access their super benefits if they have met a legitimate condition of release
  • refrain from entering r into transactions that circumvent restrictions on the payment of benefits
  • ensure that my money and other assets are kept separate from the money and other assets of the fund
  • take appropriate action to protect the fund’s assets (for example, have sufficient evidence of the ownership of fund assets)
  • refrain from entering into any contract or do anything that would prevent me from, or hinder me in, properly performing or exercising my functions or powers as a trustee or director of the corporate trustee of the fund
  • allow all members of the fund to have access to information and documents as required, including details about
    • the financial situation of the fund
    • the investments of the fund
    • the members’ benefit entitlements.

I also understand that by law I must prepare, implement and regularly review an investment strategy having regard to all the circumstances of the fund, which include, but are not limited to:

  • the risks associated with the fund’s investments
  • the likely return from investments, taking into account the fund’s objectives and expected cash flow requirements
  • investment diversity and the fund’s exposure to risk due to inadequate diversification
  • the liquidity of the fund’s investments having regard to the fund’s expected cash flow requirements in discharging its existing and prospective liabilities (including benefit payments)
  • whether the trustees of the fund should hold insurance cover for one or more members of the fund.

Investment restrictions

I understand that, as a director of the corporate trustee of the fund, subject to certain limited exceptions specified in the law, I am prohibited from:

  • lending money of the fund to, or providing financial assistance to, a member of the fund or a member’s relative (financial assistance means any assistance that improves the financial position of a person directly or indirectly, including the provision of credit)
  • acquiring assets (other than business real property, listed securities, certain in-house assets and acquisitions made under mergers allowed by special determinations or acquisitions as a result of a breakdown of a relationship) for the fund from members or other related parties of the fund
  • borrowing money (or maintaining an existing borrowing) on behalf of the fund except in certain limited circumstances (while limited recourse borrowing arrangements are permitted, they can be complex and particular conditions must be met to ensure that legal requirements are not breached)having more than 5% of the market value of the fund’s total assets at the end of the income year as in-house assets (these are loans to, or investments in, related parties of the fund (including trusts) or assets subject to a lease or lease arrangement between the trustee and a member, relative or other related party)
  • entering into investments on behalf of the fund that are not made or maintained on an arm’s length (commercial) basis (this ensures the purchase or sale price of the fund’s assets and any earnings from those assets reflects their market value).

Accepting contributions and paying a benefit

I understand that I can only accept contributions and pay benefits (income streams or lump sums) to members or their beneficiaries when the conditions specified in the law and the fund trust deed have been met.

Administration

I understand that the trustees of the fund must:

  • keep and retain for at least 10 years
    • minutes of all trustee meetings at which matters affecting the fund were considered (this includes investment decisions and decisions to appoint members and trustees)
    • records of all changes of trustees, including directors of the corporate trustee
    • each trustee’s consent to be appointed as a trustee of the fund or a director of the corporate trustee all trustee declarations
    • copies of all reports given to members
  • ensure that the following are prepared and retained for at least five years
    • an annual statement of the financial position of the fund
    • an annual operating statement
    • copies of all annual returns lodged
    • accounts and statements that accurately record and explain the transactions and financial position of the fund
  • ensure that an approved auditor is appointed within the prescribed period (currently this is no later than 31 days before the due date for lodgment of the fund’s annual return but this may change to 45 days) to audit the fund for each income year, and provide that auditor with documents as requested
  • lodge the fund’s annual return, completed in its entirety, by the due date
  • notify the ATO within 28 days of any changes to the
    • membership of the fund, or trustees or directors of the corporate trustee
    • name of the fund
    • contact person and their contact details
    • postal address, registered address or address for service of notices for the fund
  • notify the ATO in writing within 28 days of the fund being wound up or after becoming aware that the fund has ceased to be an SMSF.
  • lodge the fund’s annual return by the due date.

Declaration

By signing this declaration I acknowledge that I understand my duties and responsibilities as a director of the corporate trustee of the self-managed superannuation fund named on this declaration (or if the fund’s name changes, that name). I understand that:

  • I must ensure this document is retained for at least 10 years or while I remain a trustee or director of the corporate trustee (whichever is longer) and, if I fail to do this, penalties may apply
  • I may have to make this document available for inspection by a member of staff of the ATO and, if I fail to do this, penalties may apply.
  • I do not have access to the government’s financial assistance program that is available to trustees of Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) regulated funds in the case of financial loss due to fraudulent conduct or theft
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