Published on 22 Aug 12
by VICTORIAN DIVISION, THE TAX INSTITUTE
There has been significant uncertainty in relation to limited recourse borrowing arrangements (LRBA) since they were introduced in the Superannuation Industry (Supervision) Act 1993 in 2007. With the release of the Commissioner of Taxation's ruling, SMSFR 2012/1, and the Government's announcement in relation to the tax treatment of LRBAs, SMSFs can now have some level of comfort in how LRBAs can be structured. This paper examines what SMSFs can and can't do under a LRBA, including:
When will an asset be a single acquirable asset?
What are repairs, maintenance and improvements of an asset and why the distinction is important
What sort of improvements can be made to an asset before the arrangement becomes noncompliant?
Using a unit trust structure in conjunction with a LRBA
Case studies involving various LRBAS.
Robert is and Associate with Rigby Cooke Lawyers. Current at June 2005
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