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SMSF buying overseas property - tips and traps

Publication date: 19 Aug 14 | Source: RETIREMENT & ESTATE PLANNING BULLETIN

Issue: Vol 17 No 6 Jul 2014

Pages: pp 102-103


With overseas property investment and a SMSF as the purchaser, there are various compliance traps to navigate. SMSF trustees can purchase property either by outright purchase or by borrowing using a limited recourse borrowing arrangement (LRBA). Both of these types of investments are considered in this article.

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Daniel Butler CTA
Photo of author, Daniel BUTLER Daniel is one of Australia’s leading SMSF lawyers and has worked predominantly in the SMSF, tax and related fields for over 30 years. He is a regular presenter on SMSF topics and has published extensively in professional journals including contributing a monthly article on SMSFs to the Taxation in Australia and other media. Dan is a member of the Tax Institute’s National Superannuation Committee and is involved with a number of other tax and SMSF committees and discussion groups. Dan also presents on the subject Taxation of Superannuation at the University of Melbourne’s Master of Laws/Tax program. Dan is also a Specialist SMSF Advisor. - Current at 04 August 2020
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