Federal Budget 2018: Superannuation

9 May, 2018 by David Armstrong David Armstrong // Financial Planning

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Federal Budget 2018 superannuation

Federal Budget 2018 Initiatives: Superannuation


3 Year Audit cycle for some SMSF

Effective 1 July 2019

Some SMSFs will be allowed to move from an annual to a three-yearly audit cycle if they have:

  • Three consecutive years of clear audit reports; and
  • Lodged the fund’s annual returns in a timely manner

SMSF Membership increasing to a maximum of six

Effective 1 July 2019

The SIS Act will be updated to enable the number of fund members in new and existing Self-Managed Superannuation Funds (SMSFs) to increase from a maximum of four to six.

Super exit fees banned

Effective 1 July 2019

Effective 1 July 2019, A ban will be placed on all exit fees on superannuation account in addition to a 3% annual cap on passive fees charged by superannuation funds on accounts with balanced below $6,000.

“Opt In” for insurance in superannuation

Effective 1 July 2019

Insurance in superannuation will change from a default framework to an ‘Opt In’ basis for those:

  • With balances less than $6,000
  • Under the age of 25 years
  • Whose accounts have not received a contribution in 13 months

The proposal has been designed to protect the retirement savings of young Australians.  Impacted members will need to decide whether they will opt-in to the existing cover or allow it to switch-off.

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