Both members and trustees of the JR Superannuation Fund
Each has a Super balance of $100,000
They want to accumulate more as they are far off from retirement
They maintain the ability to maximise their superannuation contributions of up to $25,000 each.
After seeking advice, Jim & Rachel implement the following strategy:
The fund borrows $350,000
This is used to acquire a residential property with a value of $500,000
The balance of the purchase price of the property is funded by existing cash in the JR Superannuation Fund
Jim and Rachel plan to hold the asset until they reach pension phase. Any income derived from the property at that time will be tax-free to their super fund, and no CGT will be payable when they sell it.
They will continue to seek advice to ensure this strategy is still appropriate.
Upon retirement, Jim and Rachel will have significantly increased their ability to maximise the funds available to them.
Case Study 2: Business Owner (John and Jane)
As business owners John and Jane want to borrow to transfer a commercial premise to their SMSF. When they do this they have the ability to utilise various super and tax strategies to reduce or eliminate any CGT (Capital Gains Tax) and by correctly structuring their debt arrangements they can also eliminate existing non-deductible debt. These net proceeds can then be used for working capital within their business.
The Family Business – Engineer Pty Ltd
Business premises (Factory) held in Family Trust with a value of $600,000.
Factory has a deductible debt of $200,000.
There is a rental agreement in place between the business and family trust.
The Family Home
Value of $700,000 with non-deductible debt of $300,000
This property can potentially be used as business security
The Solution & Outcome for John & Jane
The SMSF borrows money and holds the commercial property via Bare Trust.
Transfer of the Business Real Property into the SMSF (therefore No CGT payable, and asset is treated as a ‘going concern’)
Family Trust receives $600,000 – which is used to payout the Factory debt of $200,000.
John & Jane payout $300,000 home loan (which is non-deductible debt)
A further $100,000 can be invested, or contributed back into Super or used as working capital within the business.
100% deductible debt for SMSF, being made from deductible super and rental payments in the business, and future growth of property will become CGT exempt (if property is sold post-retirement).
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