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Last chance to transfer collectables and personal use assets before transitional arrangements cease on 30 June 2016

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Last chance to transfer collectables and personal use assets before transitional arrangements cease on 30 June 2016

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Legislation provides that artwork and collectables are no longer able to be leased to a related party or stored in a residence of a related party. Additionally trustees of the SMSF must:

  • Document their decision in writing with respect to storage and keep it for 10 years;
  • Insure the item within 7 days of acquisition;
  • Ensure the item is not used by a related party.

There was a transitional period in place for collectables and personal use assets held as at 30 June 2011 however this expires on 30 June 2016 – after this the transfer of the assets to a related party requires the expense of a qualified independent valuation. If collectables and personal use assets are transferred prior to 30 June 2016 they still must be transferred at market value.

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