How to Rectify Your Non-Complying SMSF

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LET’S REFRESH: In Part 1 we looked at areas of non-compliance; and then moved onto the potentially draconian tax consequences in Part 2.

If you have a non-complying SMSF, this final instalment will give you some direction (and hope) as to the action you can take.

If you have admitted that you are non-compliant to the ATO, the following considerations will determine your outcome. [Read more…]

The Very Serious Taxation Consequences of Having a Non-Complying SMSF

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IN PART 1, you discovered the main breaches that lead to non-compliance. This article outlines the very ugly tax consequences of being labelled non-compliant by the ATO.

Taxation Penalties

SMSFs are subject to income tax but receive concessional treatment — provided they are complying funds.

A complying SMSF’s assessable income is generally taxed at a rate of 15%. BUT for a non-complying fund the rate is 45%. [Read more…]

Floor Loading Traps: Part 2

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IN PART 1, you saw how changing the use of a property can affect the loading requirements — and what it can cost you.

Read on to find out who is actually responsible for determining floor loading, Australian Standards, and how to protect yourself. [Read more…]

Does Your Self Managed Superannuation Fund (SMSF) Comply?

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IF YOU HAVE made a mistake with your SMSF, there is no point burying your head in the sand hoping it will go away!

There could be serious taxation consequences if you do have a non-complying SMSF.

The following series of articles looks at how you can manage SMSF problems … so that you can end up in great financial shape, focused and ready to invest appropriately over and over again. [Read more…]

Getting All The Adjustments Correct at Settlement

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IN THE CONVEYANCING stage, before settlement, the vendor and purchaser adjust the purchase price to deal with the following matters:

  • Periodic payments of all statutory outgoings (such items as council rates, water rates and land tax); plus …
  • Rent and outgoings payable by a tenant under a lease. [Read more…]

Part 2: More About Your Loan Security

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IN THE LAST article, you read about two different types of security that lenders can take other than the mortgage. They were “Fixed and Floating Charges” and “Personal Guarantees”.

However, there are a few other forms of security that you should be aware of before entering into any agreements. Read on to find out more. [Read more…]

Are You Interested in a Strategic Opportunity?

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ONLY THE OTHER DAY, I gave you some advance notice about this exciting new Project located in South Road, Moorabbin.

And now that the marketing campaign has formally begun, it is certainly generating a fair amount of interest. [Read more…]

What Creates Security for Your Loan?

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WHEN YOU TAKE out a property secured loan, you understand that a lender will register a mortgage against the property that is being secured.

However, typically, when you read through actual loan agreements, the mortgage is just one part of the security that is taken.

In this article, we will be looking at some of the other types of security that lenders will typically request when applying for a loan. [Read more…]

Beware of Latent Conditions or Undocumented Scopes

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ARE YOU AWARE of your latent condition or scope of work costs? If you are investing or developing you should have contingency funding set aside for these expenses.

Latent Conditions

Latent conditions can take many forms. You should know what kinds of latent conditions exist so you have a better picture of the possible rectification costs of these issues. [Read more…]

At last, Something Nifty for Commercial Property Investors

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FOR THE PAST month or so, I’ve been working behind the scenes to produce this free App … the Hi-Return Filter. And it was released only last week.

You see over the years, I have noticed how even seasoned investors can sometimes make subjective judgements, about the potential of certain properties.

What this App does is take your 8 Investment Objectives and neatly combine them with your 12 Buying Criteria. And then, create an inter-active matrix … which allows you to objectively shortlist your potential properties. [Read more…]

With Commercial Property … Balance Wins the Day

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THIS CHART APPEARED as part of a recent article in the Financial Review, by Mercedes Ruhl (30 October, page 41).

The article reassured investors that the anticipated short-term surge in sublease space (within Australia’s CBD Office markets) has simply not eventuated.

“Sublease space spikes at times when the economy is weak and business confidence is low because companies are restructuring and downsizing.”

Furthermore, the article suggests the overall amount of sublease space is expected to fall sharply over the next few months — following the post-election improvement in business confidence.

And of all the capital cities, the CBRE research shows Melbourne has provided the greatest improvement over the past year. [Read more…]