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How Much Money is Needed for Starting a Self-Managed Superannuation?

by Stuart Iles Partners Tax Consulting
To start and maintain self-managed superannuation, you have to know the amount needed to justify the competitive needs and cost-efficiency.


Most prospective trustees in Hobart ask a question, “How much money is needed for justifying self-managed super funds as a cost-effective option?"
Well, the good news is the Australian Securities and Investment Commission or ASIC, that is the financial service regulator, has commissioned perfect research for uncovering the apt starting balance for a self-managed superannuation fund or SMSF.

If you are interested to run the superannuation funds, you can seek assistance from the professionals, experts in guiding self-managed superannuation in Hobart.
Had all the superannuation funds had been run similarly, then it will consist of identical cost and to identify the ideal minimum balance pertaining to the cost-effective self-managed superannuation would have been easier
The ultimate figure for all concerned about SMSF is the fund balance enabling the SMSF to be less expensive compared to the alternative superannuation fund, like the retail superannuation fund and industry superannuation fund.

The practical answer is the minimum amount necessary for enabling the SMSF to be economically viable is dependent on SMSF's individual costs, and these costs will then be compared to the amount you will be charged when you are to choose a large superannuation fund option over an SMSF.
Charges for a low-fee super fund on average is roughly over 1% of your account balance are the fees.  When your SMSF is expensive than 1% of the SMSF assets' value, or more than the large-fund alternatives' costs, then the SMSF's fund balance you have is the most cost-efficient balance.
Despite diverse cost levels pertaining to SMSF, the ASIC did commission the research and discovered the amount of minimum cost-effective super fund balance should be for SMSF.

Minimum $2000, 000 and Maximum $500,000

As per the SMSF research commissioned by ASIC, when the SMSF trustees take up a few fund administration responsibilities and even appoint a trusted service provider to complete everything, then SMSF having a fund balance of about $200,000 is too cost-competitive being compared to huge funds like the retail and industry funds.
The proviso states that the research is concerned about the averages, so a few SMSFs are cheaper to continue while some are expensive, based on the charged fees and the required service level. When you need a full administration service pertaining to your SMSF, then the minimum super fund balance must be $500,000. It is applicable when you need your SMSF to be affordable to continue compared to different non-SMSF alternatives.

Less than $150,000 Balance

SMSFs having fund balances between $100,00 and $150,000 is competitive as against the conventional retail personal superannuation funds, though not cost-effective being compared to the industry funds and new lower-fee superannuation funds.
Expecting to begin an SMSF with an amount less than $100,00 in superannuation savings, it has been found out by the ASIC research that a $100,000 fund balance is highly cost-effective. It is applicable when you are planning to have a large number of super contributions or need to transfer super amounts from the other respective funds within the stipulated time. 

The ASIC research has even discovered that choosing a lower-cost SMSF service provider and straightforward investment, means you are liable to receive full-service administration and maintain a cost-effective balance of $250,000.


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