Transfer balance account report now available

The new transfer balance account report (TBAR) is available on the ATO’s website.

Self-managed super funds can use the TBAR report to report events that affect an individual member’s transfer balance account. The option to report is available from 1 October 2017, however, SMSFs are not required to report anything until 1 July 2018.

Events that affect a member’s transfer balance account will need to be reported to minimise the tax consequences of exceeding the transfer balance cap.

Funds with straightforward affairs are likely to have only a few events per member to report over the life of the fund. Common events that will require reporting include:

  • the values of any retirement phase income streams to which an SMSF member is entitled, including reversionary income streams
  • the value of any commutation of a retirement phase income stream by an SMSF member
  • structured settlement payments an SMSF member receives and contributes to their fund
  • certain limited recourse borrowing repayments that give rise to a transfer balance credit as a result of recently enacted legislation.

Posted on 5 October '17 by , under super.

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