SUPERANNUATION & WEALTH CREATION
There is no doubt that super is one of the best ways to financially plan for your future. It is crucial to invest long-term, within a tax effective system. Investing in superannuation correctly can build you considerable wealth to retire with.
The team at Bottrell Wealth have an expansive amount of knowledge that could see your super fund succeed exponentially. We understand that Super can be quite overwhelming and a difficult concept to grasp, with numerous options to choose from, confusing fees, and mountains of information to sift through. Let us take the guess work out of what you need to give consideration when finding the right option for your future.
SELF-MANAGED SUPER FUNDS
You may have heard numerous cases of successful and well-off individuals setting up a SMSF, taking charge of their investments, running the fund for the sole purpose of providing retirement benefits for the members and their dependants. A SMSF has its Tax File Number (TFN), Australian Business Number (ABN) and transactional bank account, which allows them to receive contributions and rollovers, make investments and pay out pensions.
What’s stopping you from doing the same? Concerned that you will have sole responsibility for the investment decisions for the fund? Or maybe you’re not so sure about complying with the multitude of super and tax laws. Don’t let this put you off, under our licensee Interprac, Bottrell Wealth are accredited SMSF service providers, and can help in the establishment, administration and strategies associated in setting up.
THERE ARE TWO MAIN STRUCTURE OPTIONS
Essentially, a company is acting as trustee for the fund. Each member of the fund must be a director of the company, and each director of the corporate trustee must be a member of the fund (except for single-member funds).
Each member of this structure is appointed as a trustee, with a minimum of two trustees required. Each member of the fund must be a trustee, and each trustee must be a member of the fund (except for single-member funds) .
INSURANCE THROUGH SUPERANNUATION
MySuper funds have a certain level of death, disability and income protection insurance that you will be automatically covered for. If you wish to received insurance through a third party, you will need to tell your super fund that you do want to be covered via their services.
However, insurance is often cheaper through super, although the default cover available may not cover you for the events and circumstances you require. It is wise to review your insurance policy with your super fund, and address alternative options.
Bottrell Wealth Pty Ltd are a corporate authorised representative No. 1243427 of InterPrac Financial Planning Pty Ltd, where we can provide financial planning services. Australian Financial Service License: No 246638.