01st Feb, 2018
The Government has released a consultation paper and exposure draft legislation to give effect to the following superannuation taxation integrity measures it announced in the 2017–2018 Federal Budget:
The measures are designed to ensure that related-party transactions with super funds and LRBAs can’t be used to circumvent the reduced contribution caps that apply from 1 July 2017. The changes should generally not affect LRBAs entered into with unrelated third parties for commercial rates of interest (and other expenses).
01st Jul, 2017
New exposure draft legislation contains integrity measures for limited recourse borrowing arrangements (LRBAs) as part of the Government’s super reform legislation.
The exposure draft proposes to include LRBAs in fund members’ total superannuation balance and the $1.6 million pension transfer balance cap. The changes seek to address concerns about SMSF members’ ability to use LRBAs to circumvent contribution caps and effectively transfer accumulation growth to retirement phase that is not currently captured by the transfer balance cap regime. The amendments will only apply in relation to borrowings entered into on or after the Bill is enacted.