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Unlocking The Crypto Superpower: Introduction Into Investing In Cryptocurrency Via Your Superannuation

Posted 23 Jun '23

Disclaimer: The content provided in this blog post is for informational purposes only and does not consider your personal financial circumstances. Please conduct your own research and consult with a qualified financial advisor before making any investment decisions. The volatile nature of the cryptocurrency market carries inherent risks, and individual circumstances may vary.

As cryptocurrencies continue to soar in popularity, an increasing number of crypto-natives are eyeing the opportunity to bolster their portfolios. Enter the Self-Managed Super Fund (SMSF), an avenue that allows you to invest in cryptocurrencies within the realm of superannuation. If you’re a Hodler with diamond hands who firmly believes in the revolutionary future of crypto, and had no idea about the possibility of investing through your super, then this guide is tailor-made for you.

Get ready to unlock the world of crypto investments through your SMSF.

Before deep diving into the details, let’s clarify what an SMSF entails. Think of it as a superannuation fund where you become the ultimate decision-maker, handling the fund’s management and adhering to superannuation and tax regulations. Unlike conventional superannuation funds, SMSFs grant you the freedom to explore a wider range of assets, including the dynamic realm of cryptocurrencies.

To embark on your crypto investment journey via SMSF, the initial step involves setting up a solid foundation with a trusted SMSF provider. This entails establishing a trust, acquiring an Australian Business Number (ABN) and Tax File Number (TFN) specifically for the trust, and opening a dedicated bank account in the name of your SMSF. Keep in mind that SMSFs are subject to strict rules and regulations, so it’s imperative to seek expert advice before initiating the process.

Once your SMSF structure is in place, it’s time to engage with an Australian crypto exchange that fully comprehends the intricacies of SMSFs. Partnering with an Australian exchange is crucial as they have a better understanding of Australian regulations and financial reporting, in fact many crypto exchanges have an SMSF account option!

While investing in cryptocurrencies through SMSF holds immense potential, it’s crucial to maintain compliance with superannuation and tax laws. This entails meticulously recording all transactions related to the acquisition, sale, and storage of cryptocurrencies. Additionally, your SMSF must file an annual return and undergo an independent audit each year.

Investing in cryptocurrencies through a SMSF offers a unique set of advantages.

For instance, SMSFs typically enjoy a lower tax rate compared to individual investors, which can potentially lead to significant tax savings. Furthermore, deploying your funds via SMSF empowers you to diversify your portfolio, opening doors to potentially higher returns than traditional investment options.

Nevertheless, it’s essential to bear in mind that cryptocurrencies come with inherent risks and volatility. Extensive research, understanding the risks involved, and investing only what you can afford to lose are fundamental principles. Developing a robust long-term investment strategy is key, while avoiding impulsive decisions influenced by short-term price fluctuations.

Contact Consensus Layer

If you’re intrigued by the notion of investing in cryptocurrencies via SMSF but find yourself overwhelmed by the initial steps, Consensus Layer is here to assist you. As a team of seasoned crypto tax and accounting specialists, we are well-versed in navigating the complex landscape of crypto investments. Let us be your trusted guide in ensuring compliance with superannuation and tax laws. We pride ourselves on delivering exceptional client service while championing the growth of the crypto industry.

Investing in cryptocurrencies through SMSF offers an exciting opportunity for crypto enthusiasts who firmly believe in the long-term potential of digital assets. However, it’s crucial to grasp the risks involved and the compliance requirements before embarking on this journey. Seek professional advice, choose an Australian crypto exchange that caters to SMSFs, and if you need expert assistance, reach out to our SMSF Specialist Advisor, David Fam at Consensus Layer, on 07 3569 3701 or email him at david@consensuslayer.com.au. Together, we’ll navigate the intricate world of crypto taxes and accounting to help you unlock the full potential of your superannuation!

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