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Overview


The Fund Pension Policies screen allows you to request an Actuarial Certificate directly from Act2 Solutions and enter the non-deductible expense proportions for a fund.

Pre-requisites


Important Prerequisites to use the Actuarial Wizard

  1. Enter all transactions for the financial year.
  2. Member(s) have been converted to pension mode.
  3. Fund relationships for the Trustee and Tax Agent have been entered.
  4. Fund Details have been entered (ABN, TFN etc).
  5. Create entries is not required to be processed to the end of the year.

Navigation


From the Main Toolbar, go to Member.

Select Fund pension policies from the list.

Requesting an Actuarial Certificate from Act2


  1. Select + New Actuarial Certificate.



  2. The fund's current financial year will pre-fill. Select Request Actuarial Certificate to open the Actuary Wizard.



  3. Select Act2 as the provider and click Next


  4. Complete and Review your contact details. 
    This section will pre-fill based on your current SF360 license details. However, they are editable if required. Also input any additional comments on your application, including any sections of the information that you may be uncertain of. This information will be transmitted to Act2 along with the application. Click Next to proceed. 
  5. Confirm Segregation Eligibility (This will only display for 2018 and later Financial years. 

    From 01 July 2017, the ATO has determined that for any portion of an income year where an SMSF's assets are held solely to meet super income stream liability benefits (i.e. any period that the SMSF is in 100% pension phase) the SMSF trustee is required to calculate its ECPI for that portion of the income year using the segregated method. This applies for even part of an income year, which will result in the year being part segregated and part unsegregated.

    Furthermore, from 1 July 2017, a fund cannot have any assets classified as segregated at any time during a particular financial year if at the previous 30 June:

    • any member had a total superannuation balance of more than $1.6 million (and remember, total superannuation balance includes not just the balance in the SMSF but all superannuation in every fund to which the member belongs), and
    • any of those members with more than $1.6 million also had a retirement-phase pension from any fund (not necessarily this SMSF).

     If a fund cannot be classified as segregated, it simply means it cannot claim its tax exemption on a segregated basis. The fund is still eligible for an exemption, but under the Unsegregated method.


    The member's TSB as at 30 June of the previous Financial Year will display. You will need to confirm to Act2 whether or not the fund is eligible to use the segregated method or not. If no is selected the fund will automatically use the Unsegregated method for the entire Financial Year.  



  6. Click Submit to Actuary.  

    This will send the required data from BGL to the Act2 automatically 

  7. Select Click here to complete your application and Act2's website will open in a new tab for you to complete your application.


     

    Act2 Solutions will not review any of the information sent until you confirm the application on their website.

Act2 Website


  1. Log in or Register

    Log In with your User Name and Password. If this is your first time accessing the Act2  portal, you will need to register your username and password. 


  2. Review the Data

    All the relevant fund details will pre-fill into Act2's online application form. If there are any issues with the application, error messages will appear. 

    Carefully review the data and then select Request Certificate to proceed to the Summary Screen.


  3. Select Payment Option

    On the next screen select your payment option, complete the necessary details and click Request Certificate.

     

    A confirmation message will then display. 

Receiving the Actuarial Certificate and Certificate Status not updating


After processing your payment, you will receive the actuarial certificate via email (sent to the nominated email address).

You will need to ensure that the Pension Policy in SF360 reflects the official tax exempt percentage issued by Act2.

Certificate Status is NOT updating once the certificate is issued

 The Certificate Status will not automatically update to "Estimate" or "Confirmed" when requesting a certificate from Act2 Solutions.

Act2 are planning to add this ability at a later stage.

 

Amending an Actuarial Certificate


How do I prepare amended actuarial certificates for Act2?

If you need to prepare an amended certificate: 

  1. Make any necessary changes to the fund information (transactions);
  2. Re-request an actuarial certificate completing the steps above;
  3. SF360 will prepare an amended actuarial certificate for the fund to be sent to the specified email address. You will not receive an additional invoice from Act2 and SF360 will recognise the certificate as an amendment.