Published on 27 May 09
by SOUTH AUSTRALIAN DIVISION, THE TAX INSTITUTE
In the past it was possible for superannuation funds to invest in geared unit trusts (in effect, circumventing the borrowing restrictions). Restrictions were imposed on this investment opportunity in 1999 and transitional provisions have been in place since. The transition period expires on 30 June 2009, but pre-1999 unit trusts may remain valuable investments for super funds beyond that date.
This paper covers:
- background - trusts and the in-house asset rules
- transitional rules
- action required before 30 June 2009
- maintaining borrowings and cash-flow beyond 30 June 2009
- unit trusts beyond 30 June 2009
- case studies.
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