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Ready to set up an SMSF?

You’ve weighed up all the pros and cons and decided to establish a self managed super fund (SMSF). The establishment of an SMSF requires a lot of decisions to be made by you as an SMSF trustee in conjunction with appropriate advice from your advisor.

Use the below checklist to ensure every step has been considered in regards to your specific circumstances and will comply with the regulatory requirements. If not a specific requirement, ensure it has at least been considered and the final decision documented clearly.

We encourage you to gain the assistance of an SMSF Specialist in the set- up of an SMSF. You can find your nearest SMSF Specialist here.


Your checklist to starting an SMSF

  • ABN (Australian Business Number)
  •  TFN (Tax File Number)

And the following if appropriate:

  • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
  • PAYG (Pay As You Go) withholding.

This checklist is by no-means exhaustive and we recommend you sit down with your financial advisor(s) and especially an SMSF Specialist to ensure an SMSF is the right fit for you and your specific circumstances and the circumstances of all fund members. We also recommend getting their advice and services to assist in the establishing of your fund to ensure it is compliant with regulatory requirements and no aspects have been missed.

Disclaimer: The information contained in this document is provided for educational purposes only, is general in nature and is prepared without taking into account particular objective, financial circumstances, legal and tax issues and needs. The information provided in this article is not a substitute for legal, tax and financial product advice. Before making any decision based on this information, you should assess its relevance to your individual circumstances. While SMSF Association believes that the information provided in this article is accurate, no warranty is given as to its accuracy and persons who rely on this information do so at their own risk. The information provided in this bulletin is not considered financial product advice for the purposes of the Corporations Act 2001.