Understand the value of SMSF assets at 30 June
Understand the value of assets at 30 June
At 30 June 2017, SMSF Trustees will need to know the total superannuation balance held by members.
If you have assets such as real estate in your SMSF, and to an extent other assets such as collectables, and artwork, you will need to have a current valuation of those assets.
Real estate property values, in particular, may have varied dramatically over the last few years and should be reviewed. The value of the asset needs to be arrived at using a fair and reasonable process.
Because of the extent of the changes, it is worth considering the use of an independent and qualified valuer for some assets.
Your total superannuation balance is the total value of your accumulation and retirement phase interests and any rollover amounts not included in those interests.
The balance is valued at 30 June each year and it is this value that may determine what you can and can’t do during the following year.
For example, if your total super balance is $1.6m or more at 30 June, you are restricted from making further non-concessional contributions in the next year as these contributions may create an excess contribution. And, if your balance is close to the $1.6m cap then the fund can only accept limited non-concessional contributions.