Here we go again. Superannuation could be about to undergo more change with the federal opposition announcing it will end cash refunds of franking credits on share dividends if it wins the next election. The change would have a significant impact on people paying little or no tax, especially self-funded retirees in pension phase. Seniors […]
Legislation has passed that will enable people aged 65 or over to make additional super contributions of up to $300,000 per person from the proceeds of the sale of their home from 1 July 2018. These are known as ‘downsizer contributions’ and they can be made on top of the existing contribution caps, without having […]
Australians buying their first home or downsizing in retirement are about to receive a helping hand thanks to new superannuation rules which come into effect on July 1. From that date, first home buyers will be able to contribute up to $30,000 into their super fund towards a home deposit while downsizers can put up […]
More than one million Australians manage their superannuation via a self-managed superannuation fund (SMSF) structure. Many are motivated by the desire to have control over their own money, the potentially lower costs, or the option to make investments that aren’t available to members of public offer funds. Whatever the reason, if you are a trustee […]
If you entered the world between 1980 and 1996 you’re part of the “millennial generation”. You’ve grown up in an age of unprecedented abundance and incredible technical innovation, and as a group, enjoy a greater wealth of opportunity – professionally, socially and recreationally – than any previous generation. Many goods and services have never been […]
While the introduction of a $1.6 million pension transfer balance cap will not affect many Australians, key changes will need to be made if you are impacted. The rules to ensure people don’t transfer more than $1.6 million from the ‘accumulation’ phase of super into the ‘retirement phase’ (otherwise known as a superannuation pension or […]
The super reforms impact transition to retirement pensions and the role they could play in pre-retirement planning. What’s a transition to retirement pension? A transition to retirement (TTR) pension is a pension that has started with superannuation money when you have reached your preservation age8, but have not yet retired. These pensions can provide a […]
From 1 July 2017. Personal deductible contributions for employees as well Currently, only those earning less than 10% of their income 7 from employment (the ‘10% test’) are eligible to claim super contributions as a tax deduction. From 1 July 2017, all individuals under the age of 65 (and those aged 65 to 74 who […]
Some opportunities to grow your super and retire with more may be available before and after 30 June this year. Before 1 July 2017. Maximise non-concessional contributions In the current financial year, non-concessional contributions are capped at $180,000 pa or $540,000 if you bring forward up to two years’ worth of contributions. Other conditions apply (www.ato.gov.au). […]
Some opportunities to grow your super and retire with more may be available before and after 30 June this year. Before 1 July 2017. Maximise concessional contributions Concessional contributions are taxed in the super fund at a maximum rate of 15% (or 30% for some people who earn a high income 3). This tax rate […]
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