Wednesday 28 August 2019
5:30pm - 7:00pm Welcome Drinks Reception (additional cost)
Thursday 29 August 2019
8:30am - 9:00am Registration - Noosa Sound Room
9:00am - 9:15am Welcome
9:15am - 10:15am

Session 1

Establishing & Winding Up an SMSF – Shirley will review the current state of play with regards to providing SMSF advice, when accountants can provide advice, ASIC & regulatory views and the practical implications of this.

  • Legal structures of an SMSF
  • Who can be a trustee of an SMSF?
  • How to wind up a fund
10:15am - 10:30am Morning Tea
10:30am - 11:30am

Session 2

Top 10 SMSF Questions that clients ask
Shirley will look at the Top 10 SMSF questions that clients often ask, and how you can answer them and if you can answer them

11:30am - 12:30pm

Session 3

Presentation TBD

12:30pm - 1:15pm Lunch - Arcuri Restaurant
1:15pm - 2:15pm

Session 4

ATO presents – Dana Fleming, ATO representative, will review current SMSF matters on the ATO’s agenda.

  • Current practical issues for accountants and tax agents
  • Current compliance issues that arise in SMSFs
  • Current ATO focus for SMSFs


Exact content to be determined by ATO

2:15pm - 3:00pm

Session 5

SMSF Audit – Shirley will examine how you and your clients can make the audit process as smooth as possible

  • What is an audit?
  • What is the auditor looking for?
  • Implications of recent court cases.
3:00pm - 3:15pm Afternoon Tea
3:15pm - 4:45pm

Session 6

Investing inside SMSF – Shirley will examine the SMSF investment rules & restrictions.

  • Investment Strategies.
  • Property.
  • Unlisted Equities.
  • Fixed Interest & Debt instruments.
  • Collectibles.
  • Other Investments (bullion, livestock & crypto currencies).

Investing inside SMSF – Shirley will examine the SMSF in house asset (IHA) rules in detail
What is a related party

  • What is an in house asset?
  • What investments are exempt from the in house asset rules?
  • How to rectify an IHA contravention.
6:00pm - 7:30pm Additional Activity; Canape Creation Course – Poolside Lawn
7:30pm - 9:30pm Retreat BBQ Dinner and Drinks – Terrace
Friday 30 August 2019
8:45am - 9:00am Registration - Noosa Sound Room
9:00am - 10:30am

Session 7

Contributions to Super – Shirley will explain the different types of contributions to super and how monies and assets can be contributed.

  • Various types of contributions
  • When and how contributions can be made into an SMSF
  • Assets transferred into SMSFs

Contributions to Super (cont.) – Shirley will review the tax implications of superannuation contributions & excess contributions

  • Taxing contributions inside super.
  • Taxing contributions outside super (excess contributions).
  • How to withdraw excess contributions.
10:30am - 10:45am Morning Tea
10:45am - 12:15pm

Session 8

Accessing SMSF Benefits - Pensions – How to get the most of your SMSF.

Content to be determined by Mark Ellem

12:15pm - 1:00pm Lunch - Arcuri Restaurant
1:00pm - 2:00pm

Session 9

SMSF Estate Planning – Shirley will review the key issues that you need to discuss with your clients to make SMSF estate planning go smoothly.

  • Trustee succession.
  • Super & Tax Dependants.
  • Who benefits are paid to (binding nominations)?
  • How benefits are paid?
2:00pm - 3:00pm

Session 10

SMSF Audit – Horror Stories & What can go wrong. Shirley will provide practical examples of what can go wrong in a SMSF and the consequences of the contraventions

  • Providing financial assistance to members & relatives
  • In house assets
  • Fraud
  • Illegal Early access
  • Divorce
3:00pm - 3:30pm

Session 11

General Q&A with Shirley

3:30pm Retreat Close

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