The superannuation rules enabling tax concessions require that super fund investments have the purpose of providing benefits in retirement.
Some kinds of investment are clearly unable to meet the intended purpose, but there are grey areas. The following articles help to clarify some of these issues.
- SMSFs restrictions on investments – ATO
- What can my SMSF Invest In? – SMSF Coach
- SMSFs and property – moneysmart.gov.au
- Can SMSFs invest in Bitcoin? – DBA Lawyers
SMSFs and COVID-19 rent relief
The ATO has issued a determination which provides that rent deferred during the 2019-20 and 2020-21 financial years by an SMSF, or a company or unit trust in which an SMSF holds an interest, is not an in-house asset where the related party tenant is financially affected by COVID-19.
See article – Cooper Grace Ward
This page was last modified 2021-06-10