Pension Commencement Fee: FREE
It is FREE to setup a Simple Account Based Pension or Transition to Retirement Pension (TRAP) with ESUPERFUND.
Commencing Multiple Pensions Fee: FREE
If you make rollovers or contributions to your SMSF after commencing a Pension these amounts will sit outside the Pension in the "Accumulation Account". This will mean that earnings on this part of your Super Benefit will continue to be subject to tax. If you are eligible for a SABP, it may be appropriate to commence a second SABP with your "Accumulation Account" balance to ensure your entire Super Benefit continues to be completely tax free (subject to the Transfer Balance Cap).
We caution however that additional Pensions should only be commenced when there is a significant balance in the Members "Accumulation Account" (e.g. $50,000 or more). Where you are making smaller contributions (e.g. from your monthly employer super contributions) you should not commence a separate Pension with each of these amounts as this becomes administratively burdensome. It is FREE to establish Multiple Pensions with ESUPERFUND. This is unprecedented in today's market!
Recalculation of Minimum and Maximum Annual Pension Payment Fee: FREE
It is important to understand that the Minimum and Maximum Pension is recalculated annually on 1 July each year based on each Members balance at that date. Importantly at the end of each Financial Year, once the year end Financial Statements have been prepared for your SMSF, ESUPERFUND will automatically recalculate the Minimum and Maximum Pension for you and notify you of the amounts. In addition ESUPERFUND will send you a reminder the following May (one month before the end of the Financial Year) reminding you of the Minimum and Maximum Pension to be taken to ensure you access the correct amount. This service is absolutely FREE! This is unprecedented in today's market.
Annual Payment Summary Fee: FREE
Pension Income accessed by a Member after age 60 is tax free to the Member. This is one of the main attractions of commencing a pension after age 60. Given that the Pension Income is tax free, the income accessed by the member does not need to be declared in that Members annual tax return. Similar or equal taxation benefits can apply if a Member commences a pension between Preservation Age and 59. However in this case the Pension accessed must be declared in that Members annual tax return. Importantly ESUPERFUND prepares an "Annual Payment Summary" for each Member who has received a Pension between Preservation Age and 59. The "Annual Payment Summary" details all the information required to include in the Members annual tax return including the "taxable" part of the Pension and any associated Pension Rebate. This service is absolutely FREE! This is unprecedented in today's market.
Annual Pension Compliance Fee: FREE
When you commence a SABP/TRAP there are additional compliance requirements for your SMSF. These include converting the Member's "Accumulation Account" to a "SABP Account"/ "TRAP Account"" and tracking the movement in each of these "Accounting Accounts". In addition the earnings of the SMSF must also be prorated between each Member and in turn each Member "SABP" / "TRAP" and "Accumulation" Account to determine what portion of the SMSF earnings are taxable and what portion are tax free. Importantly ESUPERFUND attends to these compliance requirements for you absolutely FREE! That is our annual fee does not change even if you commence a Pension. Please note that in some cases, an actuary certificate is required and the cost of an actuary certificate is not included in our annual fee. Click here for more details.