# K and L Transfers from reserves

Last updated 12 February 2019

Did the SMSF transfer any amounts to the member's account from the SMSF's reserves?

No Leave K and L blank. Do not include a transfer from reserve for the member at O. Go to T. Read on.

Write the amount the SMSF transferred in 2014-15 from a reserve to the member's account at:

• K Transfer from reserve: assessable amount
• L Transfers from reserve: non-assessable amount
• O Allocated earnings or losses.

## K Transfer from reserve: assessable amount

Did the SMSF allocate an amount to the member's account where the amount:

• is an assessable contribution of the SMSF not included at another question
• was allocated from a reserve and would be assessable income if the amount was made as a contribution or
• was allocated from a reserve and is not excluded from being a concessional contribution?
No Leave K blank. Go to L. Read on.

Write at K the total of the assessable amounts allocated in 2014–15 from the SMSF's reserves to the member's account.

In some cases, the amount you write at K is greater than the amount actually allocated to the member’s account. Where the amount was allocated to the member’s account from a reserve instead of an employer making a contribution to the SMSF, multiply the amount that was transferred from the reserve by 1.176 to include the 15% tax that the SMSF would have paid if the employer had actually made a contribution to the SMSF for the member. Write at K this grossed-up amount rather than the amount that was transferred from the reserve.

The amount at K is included in the member's concessional contributions.

Example: Grossing up a transfer from reserve: assessable amount

An employer has an obligation to make a \$1,000 super contribution for the member.

Instead of the employer making the \$1,000 contribution to the SMSF, the SMSF trustee allocates \$850 to the member’s account from a reserve. The \$850 takes into account that 15% tax is payable on a \$1,000 employer contribution to super.

The trustee writes \$999.60 (that is, \$850 × 1.176) at K.

End of example

## L Transfer from reserve: non-assessable amount

Did the SMSF allocate an amount to the member's account where the amount is:

• not assessable contributions of the SMSF and not included at another question, and
• not an amount that should be included at O Allocated earnings or losses (see information at Transfers from reserves that are not included at K or L)?
No Leave L blank. Go to T. Read on.

Write at L the non-assessable amount allocated from the SMSF's reserves to the member's account (other than amounts included at O Allocated earnings or losses).

The amount written at L is included in the member's non-concessional contributions.

## Transfers from reserves that are not included at K or L

Generally, all allocations from reserves are reported as either assessable or non-assessable amounts, but certain exceptions apply and these amounts are reported at O Allocated earnings or losses. For example, the following allocations from reserves are included at O Allocated earnings or losses:

• amounts allocated to all members, or to a class of members to which the reserve relates, on a fair and reasonable basis, and the amount allocated for 2014–15 is less than 5% of the value of the members' interest
• amounts allocated for the sole purpose of discharging super income stream liabilities that are currently payable
• allocations following the commutation of a pension, where the amount in the reserve is allocated to an individual as a result of the death of the primary beneficiary of the pension, and it is used to support another income stream for that individual.

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