Register your fund

Once your fund is established and all trustees have signed a trustee declaration, you have 60 days to register in the tax and super systems.

You do this by applying for an Australian Business Number (ABN) at the Australian Business Register.

When completing the ABN application you should also:

  • ask for a tax file number (TFN) for your fund
  • elect for your fund to be an ATO-regulated SMSF. If you don’t, your fund will not receive tax concessions and the members’ employers can’t claim deductions for contributions.

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