Superannuation The only proposed superannuation change of significance is to extend the maximum life expectancy – from 12 to 24 months – to allow a terminally ill patient access to their superannuation. No other new superannuation measures were announced in this year’s Budget, in line with the Government’s 2013 election commitment to not make changes […]
‘ Google and Netflix tax ’ In a move designed to stop profit shifting and tax avoidance by large multinational companies such as Google, the Australian Taxation Office has been given more power to recover unpaid taxes and issue additional fines of 100 per cent of those unpaid taxes, plus interest. In addition, foreign companies […]
Investors and retirees The good news for retirees is that the government will continue to index the age pension to wages, not inflation. It has also repeated its pledge not to make any changes to superannuation in this term of government and has maintained its hands-off approach to negative gearing, dividend imputation and capital gains […]
Families As previously announced, the government’s new .5 billion childcare reforms are not due to come into force until 2017-18, when the budget deficit is forecast to be substantially reduced. The move is designed to get more families to increase their working hours and is targeted at families earning less than 0,000. The bulk of […]
Federal Budget 2015 After criticism that his first Federal Budget was too tough and unfair, Treasurer Joe Hockey has used his second budget to restore the confidence of ordinary Australians and shift the focus to jobs, growth and opportunity. Gone is the talk of a budget emergency. Instead, the Coalition government has unveiled nearly $10 […]
If you think you’re too old to go back to university, think again. The latest figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) show that 41% of university students are aged between 25 and 64 years of age – with an additional 1% aged over 64. And while almost 57% of mature age students already had […]
Want a happy, active and meaningful retirement? It might be time to think about volunteering. At last count, over a third of Australians were volunteers. The majority donated their time to sport and physical recreation, while 37% of those aged 65 years and over chose community and welfare organisations1. The evidence shows that volunteering is not […]
When Donald Horne coined the phrase The Lucky Country in 1964, it was not meant as a compliment. He argued that we were riding our luck on the back of our natural resources rather than creating our luck through innovation. That hasn’t stopped us adopting the phrase to describe our economic good fortune. But now […]
MARCH MARKET PERFORMANCE The Pulse US Federal Reserve reinforces a cautious approach to raising interest rates – entirely data dependent Eurozone growth showing some early positive signs of impact from ECB QE implementation Impact from lower oil prices yet to positively impact the global economy US corporate earnings being impacted by stronger USD China – […]
Australians love to invest in property. According to Tax Office statistics1 , around 1.9 million of us declare rental income on our tax returns and there are some good reasons why. For starters, property investment can provide you with capital growth if the value of the property increases, plus an income stream through rent. What’s more, […]
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