Trustee reporting obligations checklist

Trustee reporting obligations checklist


Trustees must comply with reporting obligations to avoid penalties from the ATO.

The following trustee reporting checklist to make sure you are stress-free at tax-time.

Trustees must:

  • Value the funds’ assets at their market value at 30 June
  • Pay any minimum annual income stream payments required under super laws
  • Get an actuarial certificate if required
  • Prepare the fund’s end of year financial accounts and statements
  • Appoint and approve a SMSF auditor not more than 45 days before the SMSF annual return is due
  • Lodge your SMSF annual return by the due date
  • Lodge your transfer balance account reports if required
  • Review the fund’s investment strategy and document the review
  • Maintain all the fund’s records as required under super law
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If you believe the matters discussed above are relevant to your business, please contact Darren Smith of our office to discuss further.


Darren is a Chartered Accountant with extensive experience, including working in the big 4 and medium sized firms before becoming a partner of a city based firm in 2000.

He has gained much experience and has extensive knowledge in providing business and taxation advice, superannuation planning, negotiation of sales and acquisitions of businesses and property development. His client base covers a wide range of industry groups.

Darren works with business owners to grow their businesses and create personal wealth within and outside of their business.


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