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DIY Super for Dummies  : 2nd Australian Edition - Trish Power

DIY Super for Dummies

2nd Australian Edition

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Take control of your retirement savings with this practical guide on DIY super

Use this comprehensive and easy-to-understand resource to set up and run your own self-managed super fund. Discover how to manage your fund, stay on the right side of the DIY super rules, invest your super cash and run a pension from your SMSF.

  • Find independent guidance — utilise Trish Power’s knowledge of DIY super and her plain- English explanation of how super operates
  • Set up a DIY super fund — find out how to create a SMSF in just ten steps
  • Run your SMSF — learn to steer your fund’s super CART (Compliance, Administration, Reporting and Tax obligations)
  • Enhance your super savings — make contributions to prepare for a comfortable retirement
  • Pay benefits from your DIY super fund — discover how you can pay lump sums or run a pension from your SMSF
  • Understand tax-free super benefits — take advantage of tax-free super for over-60s and, potentially, pay no tax before age 60
In addition to the information contained in this book, you can visit Trish Power’s website at www.superguide.com.au for more info about super. SuperGuide is free and Australia’s only independent online resource for super.

Open the book and find:
  • How to decide whether a DIY super fund is for you
  • Information about the costs of running a SMSF
  • Steps to set up and run your own super fund
  • How your fund can give you a tax-free retirement
  • Tips for choosing an adviser or fund administrator
  • Guidance on how to run a pension from your DIY super fund



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A good guide for Self Managed Super


from Bundaberg

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  • Easy To Understand
  • Well Written


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    • Reference

    Comments about DIY Super for Dummies Second Australian Edition:

    Used as a guide to Self Managed Super Fund workings.Includes plenty of different situations and examples.


    New SMSF Dummies beware


    from Latrobe Valley Au

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    • Deserves Multiple Readings
    • Informative


    • Don't rely on this alone
    • Not for SMSF newbys

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    Comments about DIY Super for Dummies Second Australian Edition:

    This book should be read in conjunction with other SMSF material.
    It does make the setting up of a SMSF appear to be daunting and not for inexperienced people - you wouldn't buy this if you were experienced.
    Use SMSF companys and Stockbrokers for your initial setting up until you become a bit more experienced.

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    Introduction 1

    Part I: Taking Control of Your Super 7

    Chapter 1: Is DIY Super Right for You? 9

    Chapter 2: Getting the Right DIY Super Advice 27

    Chapter 3: Counting On Contributions 39

    Part II: Setting Up a DIY Super Fund 61

    Chapter 4: How Much Does a SMSF Cost? 63

    Chapter 5: Simple Steps to DIY Start-Up 73

    Chapter 6: Individual Trustees versus Corporate Trustee 87

    Chapter 7: Trustee Declarations and Other Promises 97

    Part III: Running Your Self-Managed Super Fund 107

    Chapter 8: Finding a Fund Administrator, or Not 109

    Chapter 9: Do the Right Thing ? Compliance 119

    Chapter 10: Act Like You?re the Boss ? Reporting 129

    Chapter 11: It?s Always Tax Time 141

    Chapter 12: Investing Your DIY Super Money 157

    Part IV: Paying Super Benefits from Your Fund 181

    Chapter 13: Retiring Is Just the Beginning 183

    Chapter 14: Running a DIY Super Pension 199

    Chapter 15: Looking After Your Family 221

    Part V: The Part of Tens 239

    Chapter 16: Ten Special Features of DIY Super 241

    Chapter 17: Ten Commandments of DIY Super 249

    Part VI: Appendixes 257

    Appendix A: SMSF Compliance and Administration Checklist 259

    Appendix B: Handy Super Resources ? SuperGuide and ATO Publications 263

    Glossary 269

    Index 279

    ISBN: 9780730378075
    ISBN-10: 0730378071
    Series: For Dummies Ser.
    Audience: General
    Format: Paperback
    Language: English
    Number Of Pages: 320
    Published: 6th January 2012
    Country of Publication: AU
    Weight (kg): 0.34
    Edition Number: 2