Become a Member 2018-11-13T05:55:22+00:00

Become a member and take charge of your SMSF journey.

If you are thinking about setting up an SMSF, or already have one, this education initiative will empower you to self-educate and take greater control over your destiny in achieving a dignified retirement.

We understand that education leads to greater knowledge and the ability to make more informed decisions. Take charge of your future with the Trustee Knowledge Centre, your comprehensive education resource for your SMSF.

The Trustee Knowledge Centre includes up to date information, education modules, checklists, information sheets, opportunities to test your knowledge, and a directory service to Find a Specialist to provide you with the best advice to assist you along the way.

The SMSF Association

The SMSF Association is the trusted, professional body representing Australia’s self-managed super fund sector. With over 1.1 million Australians now self-managing their super, the SMSF Association’s mandate is an important one – to lead the professionalism, integrity and sustainability of the SMSF sector – as a major source of our nation’s prosperity for today and our future.

The Association’s core focus is to raise the standard of advice provided by all SMSF professionals and enable trustees to become better educated and make informed decisions for their future retirement.
As the peak body representing the SMSF sector, the Association has the vital role of continually improving the quality of advisors, the knowledge of trustees and the credibility and health of a vibrant SMSF community.

We believe that a healthy SMSF sector contributes strongly to long term capital and national prosperity. We are here to improve the quality of advisors, the knowledge of trustees and the credibility and health of a vibrant SMSF community.

We believe that every Australian has the right to a good quality of life in retirement and the right to control their own destiny.

Benefits of Membership

Trustee Knowledge Centre membership positions you at the forefront of the latest information, empowering you with the tools to seek the best outcomes on your SMSF journey.

A twelve month membership is available for $99 including GST.

As a member, enjoy a wide range of benefits including:

  • 8 in depth education modules on topics including investment, structure, compliance, administration, contributions and more

  • Timely, downloadable information and resources to help you navigate the latest SMSF changes and reach your retirement goals.

  • Have your voice heard through our advocacy efforts with Government and Regulators on important issues affecting self managed super funds

  • Interactive tools and calculators

  • Monthly webinars led by industry experts on topical superannuation issues

  • Weekly news updates delivered straight to your inbox with relevant SMSF and superannuation news articles including those from mainstream media publications such as The Australian and Financial Review, normally restricted to those with a paid subscription.

  • Archive of regularly updated, relevant SMSF articles for your reading, including information on different asset classes and investment opportunities

  • Comprehensive video and frequently asked questions library

  • Tools to seek out Specialist advice and best utilise your time with your advisor

  • Preferential member pricing to national face to face events

  • SMSF Guides on a range of important topics including accessing your super, pensions, death benefits and more

  • Premium offers including complimentary subscription to Forge magazine (quarterly publication)

Become a member

If you have an existing SMSF, you may be able to claim membership to the Trustee Knowledge Centre as a tax deduction.

The most common claims that an SMSF is entitled to make are included in TR 93/17.

Amongst the claims that a fund is entitled to claim are Subscriptions for Memberships that assist you to run your fund.

Two common tips when paying expenses related to your SMSF:

  • Make sure that the invoice is in the name of the SMSF
  • If at all possible ensure that the expense is paid out of the bank account of the SMSF

If you pay SMSF expenses from your own personal or company account they could be deemed to be a  contribution to the fund.

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