The SMSF Association
The SMSF Association is the independent, 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
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, independent and 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
Complimentary subscription to Forge magazine (quarterly publication)
If you have an existing SMSF, you are 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:
If you pay SMSF expenses from your own personal or company account they could be deemed to be a contribution to the fund.