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 […]
Time is running out to get your financial house in order before June 30. This is especially the case for anyone who has funds available to make a large cash injection into their superannuation retirement savings before the rules change. The 2016-17 financial year is your last opportunity to make a non-concessional (after tax) contribution […]
Did you know that the Australian Tax Office has developed an app called MyDeductions to make tax time easier? Working on your smart device, MyDeductions assists individuals by instantly recording their expenses. Sole traders can upload business income information. The app also stores images of receipts, overcoming the problem of lost or faded receipts. When […]
The clock is ticking for investors who want to take advantage of the more generous tax concessions available in super this financial year. As of July 1, new rules come into effect that will reduce contribution limits. Until then, individuals under 65 can make a non-concessional (after-tax) contribution of up to $540,000 under the bring-forward […]
Chipping in Contributing money to a crowd funding project can be a great way of showing your support for a creative, social or business initiative you believe has merit. However, you need to do some research to ensure your money is being used for a legitimate project. Here are some things to consider before you […]
In 1919, a US lieutenant colonel helped lead an 81-strong convoy of vehicles across the US as part of a campaign by the military to highlight the need for better highways across the US. Sixty-two days after leaving Washington D.C., the procession reached San Francisco, having navigated dirt roads, improvised bridges and often no roads […]
There have been significant changes to the SMSF annual return. Understanding the changes will help you submit the correct information for your fund. It is now a requirement for all SMSFs to provide us with your fund’s superannuation bank account details. In addition, if your SMSF has an electronic service address alias, you should include […]
An enduring myth is that super fund members who do not nominate a super fund to receive their compulsory employer contributions are probably disinterested in their retirement savings. In reality, research over the years suggests that many members have concluded that their employers’ default fund is appropriate for their circumstances. In other words, they have […]
We’ve all heard the term work life balance many times. But how many of us actually achieve it? Work life balance means different things to different people. It’s possible to get the balance that’s right for you – but it does take some planning. What is work life balance? Simply put, work life balance is […]
Australians will have to save a bit harder to build their retirement nest egg, thanks to recent and possible future changes to superannuation. The debate about reducing some of superannuation’s generous tax concessions is ongoing, but recent changes make it more important than ever to take control of your retirement savings. As part of the […]
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