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  • L, M and N Supervisory levy questions

    The SMSF supervisory levy questions are:

    L, M and N are used to calculate the amount of SMSF supervisory levy that the SMSF must pay with the 2018 SMSF annual return. The amount that you must write at each of these questions depends on whether the SMSF was:

    • an existing SMSF at the start of 2017–18 and was not wound up in 2017–18 a newly registered SMSF in 2017–18 and its first SMSF annual return is for 2017–18
    • wound up during 2017–18
    • both newly registered and wound up during 2017–18.

    Table 9 shows the amounts you must write at M and N. L is already completed.

    Table 9: Supervisory levy amounts

    Type of SMSF

    Amount
    at L

    Amount
    at M

    Amount
    at N

    Net amount
    (L-M+N)

    Comment

    Existing SMSF that was not wound up during 2017–18

    $259

    $0 or blank

    $0 or blank

    $259

    The SMSF supervisory levy amount is for 2018–19.

    Newly registered SMSF in 2017–18 that was not wound up in 2017–18

    $259

    $0 or blank

    $259

    $518

    The SMSF supervisory levy amount is for 2017–18 and 2018–19.

    Existing SMSF that was wound up in 2017–18

    $259

    $259

    $0 or blank

    $0

    No SMSF supervisory levy is due.

    L Supervisory levy

    L shows the amount of supervisory levy due for 2018–19 ($259). Do not change the amount printed on the annual return.

    The supervisory levy is included in the SMSF’s tax assessment calculation and is to be paid with its income tax liability. The levy is payable even if the SMSF has no tax liability for 2017–18.

    For more information, see Superannuation (Self-Managed Superannuation Funds) Supervisory Levy Imposition Act 1991External Link.

    M Supervisory levy adjustment for wound up funds

    Was the SMSF wound-up in 2017–18?

    No

    Leave M blank. Go to N.

    Yes

    Write $259.00 at M. Make sure you answered Yes in Section A at 9 Was the fund wound up during the income year?

    An SMSF which was wound up during 2017–18 does not pay the SMSF supervisory levy for 2018–19. Writing $259 at M reduces the levy payable by $259 since the amount that you write at M will be subtracted when you calculate S Amount due or refundable.

    N Supervisory levy adjustment for new funds

    Is this the first annual return for a newly registered SMSF?

    No

    Leave N blank. Go to S.

    Yes

    Write $259.00 at N. Make sure you answered Yes to 5B Is this the first required return for a newly registered SMSF? in Section A.

    The amount at N is the SMSF supervisory levy for 2017–18. SMSFs that are lodging their first annual return have not paid this amount previously while the other SMSFs paid the SMSF supervisory levy for 2017–18 with their 2017 SMSF annual return.

    For more information, see SMSF supervisory levy – 2013 to 2017 financial years.

    Last modified: 30 Mar 2021QC 55254