Acquiring assets from related parties

SMSF technical expert and columnist for The Australian newspaper
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Key points

  • The super laws allow your SMSF to acquire listed shares or business real property.
  • Your fund can buy the asset or make an in-specie contribution.
  • If you contribute the asset into your fund, then this must be done on an arm’s length basis.

“Can I transfer the asset my business, my family trust or I personally own into my SMSF”, is a question I come across often.

Put simply, the super laws only allow your fund to acquire specific types of assets from related parties including the following:

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