Low SMSF administration costs are not too good to be true

"If it's too good to be true then it probably is". ESUPERFUND has been hearing this statement since 2006 and continues to hear it on an almost daily basis. When one offers a Self Managed Super Fund (SMSF) service at fees significantly below the competitors on an annual basis, it is to be expected that some potential clients may have doubts. For those clients who have thought about using ESUPERFUND's services but have had doubts, we detail how we can offer SMSF services at the low price we do.

Low SMSF administration costs


With significant time and capital outlay of millions of dollars, we have built our own proprietary system to attend to clients' SMSF Accounting and Taxation needs. Such exclusive technology which allows our clients' annual accounts and tax returns to be prepared at a faster pace is not available in the marketplace. In fact, nearly all the other SMSF Administrators use "off the shelf" software which typically require extensive manual input and reconciliation from clients.

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Electronic data

Through the use of electronic data, we are able to reduce the average time to complete clients' annual compliance obligations to a handful of hours while other SMSF Administrators may take up to 20+ hours to do the same task. For instance, we receive electronic data of clients' SMSF trades and transactions which is then automatically uploaded into our customized software without the need for manual input. Our proprietary software can in turn reconcile the electronic data uploaded with limited human intervention.

Reducing staffing costs

With the use of our own proprietary software and electronic data, we can attend to clients' annual compliance requirements more quickly due to the elimination of manual processing. Thus, fewer staff are required to complete the same tasks.

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By significantly reducing the time to prepare our clients accounting and taxation compliance requirements and hence the reduced need for staff, ESUPERFUND is able to keep its fees significantly below market. This is not a one off - our fees will always be low.

Operating since 2006

ESUPERFUND commenced trading in 2006 and has been offering services at a price well under market since then. Over the years, we have gone from strength to strength and have always been profitable. Recommendations by satisfied clients have been a major way we grow our client base. It is proven that our low cost model works given that we have been offering our services for some time and we now have many clients who trust us implicitly with the administration of their SMSF.

We are licensed

No matter how much we argue that we can provide services for a fee well under market using better systems and technology, many continue to believe that we must be "cutting corners" in order to offer such low fee. This is simply not true. ESUPERFUND is licensed through the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (AFSL Number 340762). Our ASIC details can be found here. ESUPERFUND is also licensed with the Australian Taxation Office as a Registered Taxation Agent, ensuring that your compliance requirements are attended to professionally and accurately. Our Tax Agent License details can be found here.

What happens if we stop trading?

When you establish an SMSF with us, all assets purchased by your SMSF are made in the name of your SMSF. This is very crucial as your SMSF is the direct owner of all assets purchased and ESUPERFUND does not own any of the assets directly. In the very unlikely event that we cease to operate or become insolvent, all your SMSF assets are protected and secured as your SMSF is the direct owner of the assets. All you need to do is to find a new accountant.

Stop paying high fees

Why should anyone pay excessive fees to manage their SMSF? We have proven that our low cost model works since 2006. So, maybe clients should no longer ask if our service is "too good to be true" but embrace the fact that ESUPERFUND is simply using technology in a way that makes our company ahead of its time.

Before you start

An SMSF can be a great vehicle to take back control of your Super but an SMSF may not be right for everyone. We have conveniently summarised other factors to consider when contemplating setting up an SMSF here. We also assist you in understanding what is involved in the ongoing management of your SMSF via our Free SMSF Learning Centre here.

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