There is no doubt that many new SMSF’s are being established for the purpose of borrowing to invest in property. Although purchasing property in a SMSF has many attributes and advantages, it is very important that Trustees of a SMSF fully understand the ATO’s distinction between what is considered an improvement versus repairs or maintenance, and at what point do improvements to the property make it a replacement of the original asset.
These distinguishing factors are important they be clearly understood by Trustees to ensure that it is in keeping with your Strategy and that your SMSF continues to be compliant.
The following article is well worth the read as it provides clarity where, in the past, the ATO has not been clear enough.
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