The ATO has recently identified a new scheme where SMSF trustees were informed that they could set up a new SMSF to roll over the fund balance from the old SMSF and then liquidate their old SMSF, in an attempt to avoid paying potential tax liabilities.
The ATO warns that taking part in this arrangement and others like it can result in civil and criminal actions and could ultimately put the members’ retirement savings at risk.
If a trustee of an SMSF believes they have been approached by a promoter of a retirement planning scheme, the ATO recommends they seek a second opinion from a registered tax agent or appropriately qualified financial advisor, and also report the promoter to the ATO.
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