The SMSF Residency Minefield Webinar

The issues, solutions & the safe harbour

Recorded Friday, 21 February 2020

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FPA accreditation: 22906
Total CPD hours: 1.25
0.50 Regulatory compliance & consumer protection
0.75 Technical competence

Identifying when there is an issue
The options to manage impending and existing residency issues
Effective use of the safe harbour rules

The residency, compliance and tax rules for SMSFs are all directly linked. When it comes to managing residency, strict timeframes and processes must be adhered to avoid the fund being deemed non-compliant and stripping close to 50% of its value.

If you have an SMSF client with a member looking to move overseas (or who already has), then there are certain steps that need to be put in place. This webinar is designed to take you through what you absolutely must do and the implications of different actions.

We help you identify when there is an issue, what options exist for managing impending or existing issues, and how to effectively utilise the safe harbour.

This webinar is best for all accountants and advisers working with SMSF clients – this is really something everyone working with SMSF clients needs to know.

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What we cover

This practical webinar covers
  • Working with the definition of an Australian Superannuation Fund and the practical effect of the 3 key requirements
  • How the temporary absence rules apply in real life scenarios
  • What if one spouse leaves and one stays? The rules around “division of central management and control”
  • Who should really be making the decisions about the fund and its operations and what attracts regulator attention?
  • Utilising alternative structuring options
  • Contributions and rollovers – the rules and why they are so important!
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Natalie Scott

Superannuation Adviser, Knowledge Shop

Natalie has spent well over a decade immersed in the intricacies of how SMSFs operate, navigating an increasingly complex legislative and regulatory environment, and managing the issues that arise servicing client needs (and wants!).

She has led the SMSF divisions of mid and second tier firms and understands SMSFs from the ground up – accounting, tax, structuring and advice. At Knowledge Shop, Natalie is an advisers’ adviser, helping the profession clarify the practical requirements and opportunities of SMSFs. She brings this knowledge to her presentations and explores the issues in a very practical way – knowledge that is immediately transferable in practice.

Natalie is a Chartered Accountant and a specialist member of the SMSF Association.

Natalie Scott
Natalie Scott
Superannuation Adviser, Knowledge Shop




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$235 Non-member




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