At Stellar Super we are passionate about helping our clients get the most from their Super ~ what we deliver is confidence in the Super Advisory process. This purpose combined with our experience means we have the unique ability to provide a painless experience with the whole journey effectively being managed through one partner who is there for every step of the process to ensure our client’s needs are interpreted and implemented. We know from experience the best result is achieved through a high level, high touch experience, involving close collaboration with the client and delivering on the promise. Achieving quality outcomes for our clients that results in building trust and enhances our reputation is ultimately what drives us and what we do better than anyone else.
The Stellar Team
What client’s say
Starting up an SMSF was one of the best decisions for my family and I. With the help of the Stellar, I was able to purchase my business property through the Fund and pay the rent straight back in. Since doing this, I have seen a large increase in the Fund balance as well as a decrease in my annual tax bill! This set up is much more beneficial for me, and my family in the long run, as all of the rent that would usually be paid to a third party, gets to stay in the family and provide for our retirement. They took all of the stress out of buying a property and I found the Stellar team extremely helpful and knowledgeable about the processes.
Stellar Super have made my transition into retirement so much smoother than I could have imagined. After reviewing my goals and current situation, they recommended that I start a Transition to Retirement Income Stream (TRIS), as I am over 60, it meant that I could take these payments tax free. This second income enabled me to decrease my days at work, whilst not losing any of the income that our household functionality relied on.
I came to Stellar Super because my wife and I felt that we needed a more in-depth look at our SMSF. After discussing our situation with the team, it was identified that the pensions we were taking exceeded the amounts that we needed to sustain our lifestyle, and a re-contribution strategy was suggested. This particular strategy helped us sustain a sizeable balance in the Fund, whilst also decreasing the taxable amounts of our member balances so that our adult children would benefit from the tax savings when we pass on.
The economic impacts of the COVID-19 crisis are causing significant financial distress for many businesses and individuals.
If your SMSF has a related party loan and is impacted due to the financial effects of COVID-19, you may be able to provide your LRBA with relief under an agreed commercial arrangement.
Ordinarily, not paying market interest rates in an SMSF is usually a breach of superannuation laws. However, the ATO have provided guidance which allows SMSFs with an LRBA to negotiate a reduction in or waiver of interest payments because of the financial impacts of the COVID-19.
Despite well formulated investment strategies and appropriate investment advice, no trustee could have foreseen the impacts of COVID-19 on financial markets globally. Whilst history suggests that a strong recovery is likely within a relatively short period after large market corrections, it is still too early to know the impact of COVID-19 on members’ retirement plans.
Stellar Super enjoyed a great night at the Australian Accounting Awards, hosted by Vince Sorrenti. Stellar Super was excited and proud to take home the 2020 Superannuation Specialist Accountant of the Year award for Brooke Hepburn-Rogers, our Director.
The Australian Accounting Awards is regarded as the industry’s most prestigious accolades recognising excellence across the entire accounting industry. The awards pinpoint professional development and innovation, showcasing both the individuals and firms which are leading the way in the industry.