Welcome to Sunshine Press.

Sunshine Press was established in October 2010 to enable Monica Rule to publish the first edition of her book – The Self Managed Super Handbook. The purpose of this book is to assist finance professionals and trustees of Self Managed Superannuation Funds (SMSFs) to understand the superannuation law.

From 1985 to 2013, Monica worked in the Australian Taxation Office (ATO).  She spent the final 17 years in the Superannuation Business Line as a technical adviser and senior compliance officer where she audited SMSFs and assisted SMSF trustees, accountants, auditors and lawyers with complex superannuation queries.

During her time at the ATO, Monica encountered many SMSF trustees who failed to comply with the superannuation law simply because they did not understand the law. It was through her interactions with clients that Monica realised there was a need to publish an easy to understand, “plain English” text on the superannuation law.

Monica resigned from the ATO in August 2013 to pursue her passion for SMSFs in the superannuation industry as an active SMSF specialist.  She established her SMSF consultancy and education business “Monica Rule – Your Self Managed Super Expert”. For services offered by Monica, please visit www.monicarule.com.au.   Monica is a member of the SMSF Association and is an accredited SMSF Specialist Advisor.

Monica publishes articles on superannuation and SMSFs via various media such as The West Australian newspaper, The Australian newspaper, Financial Planning magazine and Public Accountant magazine.  She is also a regular contributor to online legal document provider, Law Central, and investments newsletter, Cuffelinks.  All her published articles, as well as her monthly newsletters, are freely available on her website www.monicarule.com.au under the tabs “Monica in the Media” and “Newsletters”.

Monica’s desire is to educate anyone who wants to set up a SMSF.  Her books use real life examples which she has collected from her years of experience.

The Self Managed Super Handbook will assist you in understanding:

  • the superannuation law
  • the obligations of a trustee of a superannuation fund
  • how to maintain a complying superannuation fund.
  • the industry “jargon” and advice surrounding SMSFs

SMSFs and Properties will assist you to understand:

    • what kinds of properties can be bought and from whom
    • the strategies which trustees can lawfully use to acquire properties
    • limited recourse borrowing arrangements
    • CGT concessions on property available to small businesses

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