SMSF buying overseas property - tips and traps
19 Aug 14 |
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 of DBA Lawyers, 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 ATO’s Superannuation Industry Relationship Network (SIRN), the Chair of the Tax Institute’s National Superannuation Committee, a member of the Law Institute of Victoria’s Tax Committee, and is involved with a number of other tax and SMSF committees and discussion groups. Dan 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.
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30 April 2018